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Windfall in Gone with the Wind

Windfall in Gone with the Wind

Do your charity shop volunteers and staff flick through the pages of donated books?

They might start to, following the lucky windfall enjoyed by the Arthritis Research Campaign shop in Bolsover, Derbyshire. A volunteer picked up a copy of Gone With The Wind which had been sitting on the shelves for six weeks, and out fell £500 in new notes.

If the book had been bought before the discovery, it would have sold for just £1.50.

Read “Gone with the windfall at charity shop” at BBC News.

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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