Book-Cycle volunteers load up container with books for Ghana. Colin Munro Photography, image no. MBI000947

Book-Cycle volunteers load up container with books for Ghana. image no. MBI000947

 

Book-Cycle (www.book-cycle.org) is a dynamic young charity based in Exeter, Devon that collects donated books and allows you to choose how much you pay for them (they have a bookshop in West Devon Street, near the Cathedral in Exeter).  The charity is run on an entirely voluntary basis, with all the cash raised going to fund their environmental and ‘fairer World’ projects.  Perhaps one of the most exciting, for me at least, is that many of the donated books are delivered to swchools in developing countries such as Ethopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Madagascar.  Yesterday was quite a big day; a container truck was being loaded up to deliver books to Ghana, and I was lucky enough to meet up with Ant. and some of the other guys behind book-cycle , and basically lounge around taking the odd picture while they sweated away loading the container on a very hot afternoon.  From the warehouse in Exeter the books travel to Thamesport deepwater container port.  They are being sent to the rural ashanti region of Ghana to help build library facilities, primarily for local children.  If you’re in the Exeter area their bookshop (next to the ‘house that moved’ ) is well worth a browse, or check out their website (www.book-cycle.org) for other outlets in Exeter and along the south coast.

Book-Cycle volunteers loading boxes of books into a container truck at their warehouse in Exeter, Devon. Colin Munro Photography. Image No. MBI000944.

Book-Cycle volunteers loading boxes of books into a container truck at their warehouse in Exeter, Devon, for delivery to Ghana. Image No. MBI000944.

Book-Cycle volunteers loading boxes of books into a container truck at their warehouse in Exeter, Devon, for delivery to Ghana. Colin Munro Photography. Image no. MBI000948.

Book-Cycle volunteers loading boxes of books into a container truck at their warehouse in Exeter, Devon, for delivery to Ghana. Image no. MBI000948.