Jun 1 2011 By Tara Brady
Councillor Paul Lorber and campaigners take park in fun run to save library
MORE than a £1,000 has been raised at a fun run to help save a library in Brent from closure.
The race was organised by Councillor Paul Lorber, leader of Brent's Liberal Democrat group, who ran four times around Barham Park on Saturday (May 28).
Money raised will be donated to Friends of Barham Library.
The Friends are lobbying the Labour-run Brent Council to let them take over the management of the Sudbury library and need funds to do this.
Other reading rooms which have been earmarked for closure are Preston Road, Cricklewood, Kensal Rise, Neasden and Tokyngton libraries.
Mr Lorber said: "I am really pleased to have reached my target of raising £1,000 and there is still money coming in. If we have a chance of running the library we have to make sure we are prepared. We have so far raised about £5,000 but need to find about £25,000 in six months to have a realistic chance. We are hoping the council will come to its senses and stop fighting against the community."
More details about how you raise money for the library can be found at http://barhamlibrary.wordpress.com/fundraising-event.