The Cricket Derbyshire Book Shop has hit the first £1,000 of sales for the season; thanks to the hard work of volunteers - and the generosity of members and supporters.
The shop, which raised over £3,500 last season, has enjoyed a successful year despite the adverse weather conditions.
The shop has reached its first landmark of the season and with plans for an end of season sale, containing some of the rarer yearbooks and other Club related items, hopes are that sales will exceed £2,000 for the year.
Shop co-ordinator Phil Kirby is thanking members and supporters for their wonderful support, both in the purchase of books and in donating items for sale.
Phil Kirby said: “Whilst not as quickly achieved as in 2013, I think against a backdrop of very poor weather early season we have done really well to reach £1,000 so far.
“We are delighted with the support we have received from Members and supporters and we thank everyone for their generous donations.
“We have a team of 18 volunteers who have worked tirelessly, giving up their own time to help make the shop a success – and without them it would not have happened.
“Every penny raised helps pay for additional summer contracted players, one of which last year was Ben Cotton who has already found his way into the first team squad.
“With the planned end of year sale, to take place during the Leicestershire fixture starting on Tuesday 23 September, we are optimistic that we might still be able to achieve sales exceeding £2000 with the continued support of members.”
Additional donations of stock are warmly appreciated and can be dropped off to the shop or reception at the Gateway Centre.
Larger quantities can be collected from within the Derby area with arrangements to be made by contacting Phil Kirby on 01332 835152.
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