Hampton Charity Book Shop is run entirely by volunteers. The shop receives donations of books and magazines from the public which are sold on to raise money for charities.
About £5,000 is raised each year and the money is sent to local charities such as the Princess Alice Hospice, Teddington Memorial Hospital, The Shooting Star Children’s Hospice, Alzheimer’s Society, Kingston Cancer Unit and Guidedogs, to name just a few.
For many years the shop was leased to WHSmith by South West Trains and daily papers were served through a hatch on the station. When the lease expired a local couple took it over to raise funds for the building of Linden Hall. Having completed the Hall they thought it was a good idea to continue their good work and keep it open to raise further monies for charities and it has remained that way since.