The Book Trade Charity (BTBS), established 1837, is the trade's own welfare charity, offering help to anyone who has worked in the trade for more than one year (employed, self-employed or freelance) in a range of roles across publishing, distribution and bookselling and who has a problem, whether personal, financial or health related. The Charity offers direct financial assistance to individuals in need through its Grants programme, giving one hundred thousand pounds in 2009; information and support through the confidential national Helpline (Freephone 0808 100 2304); and subsidised housing for some three dozen at Kings Langley in Hertfordshire. BTBS helps around 200 people a year, in circumstances which include disability, long-term illness, redundancy, debt including rent arrears, poverty, carer situations.
31 December 2011
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Raising funds for The Book Trade Charity
As you probably know, BTBS The Book Trade Charity helps those within the book industry who may have a personal, health or financial problem. As it is our industry's own charity, it is essential that everyone within the booktrade donate to help their less fortunate colleagues.
Bookcareers.com has a very close relationship with BTBS The Book Trade Charity and we regularly counsel those who are going through career changes or difficulties finding work.
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bookcareers.com job club £40.00
18.06.10 Money raised from the bookcareers.com job club (£20 plus £20 donation from bookcareers.com)