Replace our mobile library

by Paul Carpenter in London, England, United Kingdom

Replace our mobile library
We did it
On 5th December 2019 we successfully raised £1,775 with 57 supporters in 42 days

Help us replace our stolen library van! QHA have have replaced our award winning mobile library with a ULEZ compliant van only to lose it.

by Paul Carpenter in London, England, United Kingdom

Quaker Homeless Action were looking forward to celebrating the 20th anniversary of our mobile library service. Where dedicated volunteers bring their mobile library to different soup runs around London four times a week. These volunteers set up a stall, advise on books and chat to the readers. Volunteers also make themselves aware of local support networks so they can offer extra help if required. These passionate volunteers have enabled the library to reach thousands of Londoners.

We were also celebrating having recently won a Mayor of London volunteering award in the improving life chances category and replacing our old van with a newer model meeting the ULEZ emissions standards. Only to find out that our new van has been stolen.

We are a small, volunteer led charity, and a new library van is a huge investment for us in terms of time and effort. We are all really upset that this has happened, and would be just delighted if we could recover it somehow.

Whilst we are hoping for an insurance pay out, we still need funds to fit out the van and to meet the ULEZ costs while we wait for a replacement, and we want to replace our van as soon as possible.

Please give whatever you can.

In friendship,

Quaker Homeless Action

PS. Any funds left after replacing and fitting out the van will be directed towards core costs.


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£800 or more

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Your name on the van

Major donors will be acknowledged with their name, or the name of their organisation printed on the side of the new library van. So that they can be recognised every time the library runs.

£200 or more

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