Chiswick Book Festival’s record sales help three charities

Three reading charities have received £3,000 each from the Chiswick Book Festival, thanks to the event’s record ticket sales last autumn.

RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) Talking Books, InterAct Stroke Support and Doorstep Library were presented with cheques on Thursday by the Festival director Torin Douglas at St Michael & All Angels Church, which runs the Festival, to mark the start of the church’s 140th year.

“St Michael’s has been at the heart of the community for 140 years, not least through events such as the Chiswick Book Festival” said Torin Douglas. “These cheques represent just part of the money the church raises each year for charities, supported by local residents and local businesses.”