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Waterstones and Oxfam come together to support Syrian refugees

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Rob Martin
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Waterstones in Leeds will be joining its fellow stores across the country to raise money for the world's biggest humanitarian crisis.

What's more, the timing allows people to buy a Christmas gift of a book  whilst doing something to help others.

Thanks to the generosity of some of the world's best selling authors, books marked with a sticker saying 'Buy Books for Syria' get their full price donated to Oxfam’s Syria Crisis Appeal. The aim is to raise £1million.

Mark Goldring, CEO, Oxfam says, 'With £1m our program could deliver clean water to another 150,000 people in Syria, or support to tens of thousands of people in Jordan over the next year. This help is urgently needed as the conflict in Syria shows no sign of ending.'

Authors who are donating sales proceeds to the campaign include Jeffrey Archer, Mary Beard, Alan Bennett, Michael Bond, William Boyd, Bill Bryson, Tracy Chevalier, Lee Child, Julia Donaldson, Neil Gaiman, Mark Haddon, Matt Haig, Robert Harris, Max Hastings, Victoria Hislop, Khaled Hosseini, Marian Keyes, Lynda La Plante, Andrea Levy, Hilary Mantel, Peter May, Ben Macintyre, Alexander McCall Smith, Caitlin Moran, Michael Morpurgo, JoJo Moyes, Patrick Ness, David Nicholls, Philip Pullman, Ian Rankin, Tom Rob Smith, Salman Rushdie, Ali Smith, David Walliams and Jacqueline Wilson. 

Waterstones Leeds, 93-97 Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5JS 

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