Writing the book on raising cash

SUCCESS is breeding success in the Wodonga Plant Farm’s endeavours to help a cancer support group.

Second-hand books are pouring in, so much so the farm has had to add more shelves to accommodate them.

And demand for the books, jams, pickles and other preserves is so strong that the Border Ovarian Cancer Awareness Group has raised $12,100 in 10 months.

Group president Heather Watts said she found such support “amazing”.

Books have even arrived with the odd surprise inside — such as a 40-year-old pension cheque and a $50 note.

Volunteer librarian Marg Pallot said shelves had had to be added to cope with the volume of books being donated.

While books are sold for a gold-coin donation volunteers say people often simply empty their pockets.

Karen Ferguson’s jams and preserves have proved just as popular.

“They just walk out the door,” she said.

“People bring the jars back and it’s a never-ending cycle.”

The money raised will be split between research into ovarian cancer and Albury’s new regional cancer centre in Albury.

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