Library Group Benefit From £1400 Donation Following Sutton Coldfield Expo

Despite the weather, the eighth Sutton Coldfield Expo saw a plethora of local organisations sharing the great work that they do with residents and visitors to the Royal Town.

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One particular organisation that benefited from the exposure was the Friends Of Libraries In Our Sutton Coldfield, aka FOLIO Sutton Coldfield, who have reported that following the event two members of the public generously donated £1400.

The donation will be a massive help toward FOLIO Sutton Coldfield carrying out their work to establish themselves.

The donors, who haven’t been named said:

“We have been following developments regarding Sutton library very closely, first with The Library Lobby and now with FOLIO. We believe it is essential to keep a library at the heart of Sutton Coldfield, and so, in memory of our mothers who were life-long readers and supporters of libraries, we are making a joint donation to FOLIO Sutton Coldfield in the hope that it helps secure a long term future for the library. We have been impressed by the passion and creativity of all the volunteers involved and wish the group every success.”

Zoe Toft, Chair of FOLIO Sutton Coldfield commented:

“We are extremely grateful for this incredible donation. It is humbling to have our efforts recognised, and whilst – as the donors are aware – the long term future of the library is not yet secure (although we have every reason to be optimistic), this donation will help us enormously as we become established, enabling purchase of insurance, publicity materials and facilitating our first events as a new community group.“

FOLIO Sutton Coldfield is a newly established group formed by residents with a focus on fundraising and facilitating events in the local libraries. The group have applied for charitable status which is pending.


On Monday 9th October at 8.30pm the group are holding a public consultation session at Quinto Lounge, Birmingham Road when all are welcome to find out more about their current plans.

You can find further information about FOLIO Sutton Coldfield on their website: