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Norwich Book Fair funds pastor training in HIV support 

The Feed the Minds Book Fair at St Andrew’s Church in Norwich will celebrate its 50th year on July 10-13, using the sale of thousands of second-hand books to fund training for pastors in Tanzania to support women living with HIV.

The Feed the Minds Book Fair is an annual fixture in Norwich’s calendar.  Started in 1970 the proceeds of the fair go to the Christian charity Feed the Minds, which supports education and training for marginalised people across the world.  
 
This year as the Book Fair celebrates its 50th year, thousands of books will be on sale covering a wide range of genres from fiction to history, gardening to children’s books, academic to Christian literature.
 
The Book Fair will be opened by the Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor Vaughan Thomas on Wednesday, July 10 at 10am and is open from Wednesday to Friday, 10am to 5pm every day (and until 7pm on Thursday) plus Saturday, July 13, from 10am to 1pm.  On Saturday at 11am there will be a silent auction.
 
Jonathan Piesse, one of the organisers of ‘Feed the Minds’ said: “This year's Book Fair is in aid of a project in the Mara region of Tanzania.  The aim is that a group called the Rights Livelihood Development Organisation will train 65 pastors in how best to support women living with HIV and AIDS and vulnerable to gender-based violence, issues which are sadly a reality of life for many women in the region.”
 
The organisers of the book fair are looking for willing helpers to come along to set up the fair, sort books and more. Please contact 01603 454799 for more information.
 
St Andrew’s Church, St Andrew’s Street, Norwich, NR2 4AD


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