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Yousif and Balsam Al-Bazz keep rattling the tin for Stannington Library in Stanwood Post Office.

In just over two years, Yousif and Balsam Al-Bazz at Stanwood Post Office/WHS Local on Stannington Road have collected well on the way to £100 for Stannington’s volunteer-led library. “We are really happy that Yousif and Balsam keep a collecting box in their shop for us,” said library volunteer Bob Mynors. “The small change people drop in there means big gains for the library, and it all helps us carry on our work.”

STAND was formed in 2013 after Sheffield City Council announced its decision to close sixteen libraries (including Stannington) unless volunteers took them on. STAND was registered as a charity in 2014 and is funded by grants, donations and fund-raising activities. The library is run by a team of dedicated volunteers.