Following on from that, we launched our annual appeal which raised an incredible £121,198. This year was very much centred around the pandemic, and the need to keep our service running for all those who found themselves isolated and alone. We know from all the letters of thanks that we receive, that our books are a lifeline to many members, so this year especially, the need to keep our audiobooks available to all who need them has mattered to us more than ever!
In October, we received the wonderful news that we had been awarded a grant from The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust Charity Survival Fund. The amount awarded to us was an amazing £92,587 and we are hugely grateful to Julia and Hans Rausing for this money. This is the largest gift Calibre has ever received from a Trust.