Jamaica Jumble [UPDATED]

Our wife's donating books to underpriviledged children in the Caribbean. Jamaica? No, she's doing it of her own accord.

The Jamaica Jumble to raise funds to send books to children in Jamaica takes place this Saturday, from noon-5pm at 38 Breakspears Road.

As well as the jumble itself, there will be food, drink and reggae. Organiser Venice says:


There is a desperate shortage of children's books in Jamaica. Many schools do not have any picture books at all and the books that are on sale locally are often poor quality and expensive.
There are so many children's books given away to charity shops here in the UK that we have decided to get our own collection together and send them to schools and other community groups in Jamaica.
We are having a jumble sale to raise money for the shipping and are asking people to bring children's books to the sale. We are selling good quality jumble – second hand clothes for women, men and children as well as toys, books, ornaments, kitchen stuff and handmade crafts. There will also be Jamaican food and drink for sale and we'll be putting on the reggae and having a fun day. Hope to see you there!
Do you have any old books you could donate? We are collecting good quality picture and chapter books for children aged 0-16.

With thanks to Julene for the story.

30 comments:

Mezzer said...

As I understood the flyer, it's a jumble that is largely raising money for children's books that will be purchased from charity shops. Handly for those of us that don't have children's books to donate. Not that it matters - just for info.....

Tamsin said...

I read it as the Jumble Sale was raising money for the shipping costs. They are wanting donations of children's books.

Charity shops are not that cheap now.

mywife said...

My wife's donating books to children in Venezuala. Caracas? My thoughts exactly.

mywife said...

My wife's in Indonesia donating books to children. Jakarta? Nope she flew.

mywife said...

My wife's in Wales donating books to children. Bangor? Yep, I did before she left...

TB said...

Come back BDS all is forgiven

Brockley Nick said...

Well my wife's performing a benefit gig in South Korea for street kids. Seoul? No, blues.

myotherwife said...

I think my wife is donating books to the frozen north. Alaska? No, I'll ask her myself.

Mythirdwife said...

My wife's donating books to an island in the pacific. Andaman? No just books.

Thatwife said...

My wife's taken the donated books to Sicily. Messina? No, glad for the rest.

Brockley Nick said...

After the benefit concert, my wife's doing a sponsored cycle to Malawi, because she cares about the kids so damn much. Lilongwe? Yes, thousands of miles.

Brockley Dogging Society said...

Brockley Nick's Wife's doing a funraising event for us to raise funds for a large sandbank in a shallow area of the North Sea about 62 miles off the east coast of England. Dogger? Yes.

How long can this go on said...

My wife was thinking about going to Malta for the same reason. Valetta? No, but she's going anyway.

Anonymous said...

My wife just came back from a trout fishing trip in Canada (with deprived kids)
Saskatchewan?

no, she ate them all herself.

thisisgettingdesperate said...

My wife's just come back from a gambling holiday in the Himalayas?
Nepal?
no Tibet.

Brockley Nick said...

Unfortunately, my wife's had to call off the cycle ride, having been injured by an animal while taking disadvantaged children to the zoo in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur? No, a crocodile bit her.

Not this desperate said...

Hey, "Thisisgettingdesperate" that is getting totally off topic - it has nothing to do with books or deprived children.

My wife has just come back from Slovakia where she took a deprived kid to see its only volcano. Unfortunately, he fell in. Bratislava? Probably is now.

A few more there yet said...

My wife's got this job with disadvantaged children in Asia.
Korea? No, just for a year or so.

Can't resist another said...

My wife was going to help a charity in North Italy. Genoa? Yes, of course I do, we're married.

Mb said...

I'm organising a city to city European cycle ride. We have londoners, Parisians and romans signed up so far.

Hamburgers?

No, sandwiches mainly.

TM said...

Doesn't a Hamburger qualify as a Sandwich?

And what about a Kebab?

Brockley Nick said...

As I've said to my wife, I'm not convinced this literacy drive is the right way to address the problems faced by orphans in Romania. Bucharest? Yes, I wish she would.

Anonymous said...

I've heard Gary Glitter has decided to turn his hand to promoting the 'right to die' movement in the far east, giving people with terminal illnesses the right to end their life. Euthanasia? Well yes, I'd imagine so.

Anonymous said...

After working with deprived kids my wife has looked to religion for the answers and decided to become a muslim.
Shiite?

Well it's a bold move but it's her choice and I'll stick by her.

Tea Trader said...

My girlfriend has recently started importing leaf based drinks from Greece and Turkey... Aegean Tea? No thanks I'm a recovering alcholic.

I Broccoli Brockley said...

After all this work with deprived kids my wife will need a long holiday by the sea - she'll probably go to Bournemouth. In Dorset? Yes, of course, she'll have been working bloody hard.

Crofty said...

My husband's travelling around Lebanon to give out books to deprived kids. Beirut? No, just inland.

Anonymous said...

The flyer says:

"There is a desperate shortage of children's books in Jamaica ... We are having a jumble sale to raise money for the shipping costs and are asking people to bring children's books to the sale."

My impression is that they already have some books, but if anyone has any they'd like to donate bring them along and the organisers will hopefully be able to send them all to Jamaica with the proceeds of the jumble.

Phew. I'm afraid I have no geographically based joke...

jez said...

My wife is going to deliver books to children in former soviet states. Russia? No, I will let her take her time.

Anonymous said...

We have much in common.

My wife is bringing seven books to share among the disadvantaged children of Bulgaria.

Sofia?

Well yes, hand luggage weight restrictions apparently.

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