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GSBO - Individual

All you need to do is plan a date and venue, invite your fellow book lovers and get swapping! We would suggest encouraging people to bring along between 3 and 10 books each (you don't want to turn your house in to a book shop!), with a suggested donation of £5 for each person that attends.

You can download an information sheet, posters and invitations from this page and get planning your event now. Please contact our fundraising team for more information and to let us know about your event. We will then send you out our GSBO information pack which includes Capability Scotland book marks for your fellow book lovers.

If you end up with any unwanted books after the event you can donate them to your nearest Capability Scotland charity shop.

You can collect donations on the day and donate them to us in any of the following ways:

  • Pay it in online
  • Pay it directly in to our bank account, please email us and we will send you a paying in slip.

Alternatively you can ask your guests to donate by text, they just need to text 'GSBO' followed by an amount, either 3,5 or 10, to 70500. For example to donate £5 ask your guests to text 'GSBO 5' to 70500. Full terms and conditions about donating via text can be found here.

Remember to take pictures of your event and share them with us on social media using #GSBO or by emailing them to us, so we can find out about all the events being held across Scotland!

How your money helps.

The money you raise from your GSBO will help us support disabled people across Scotland. Just £5 could pay for a kit which allows us to assess the level of understanding of someone who has no verbal communication.

If you invite ten guests and raise £50 you could give one member of staff the training, tools and support they need to make sure they are helping people reach their full communication potential.

The money you raise helps to ensure that we are here for disabled people across Scotland. So dig out those pre-loved books and start contacting your friends to arrange your GSBO event today!