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Lifeline Canberra bookfair raises more than half a million for crisis service

The Lifeline Canberra bookfair over the weekend raised more than half a million dollars for the crisis service.

"We've definitely beaten our previous record for the February bookfair, both in terms of numbers of people through the door as well as funds raised," Lifeline Canberra CEO Carrie Leeson said late Sunday.

Bookfair Photo: Graham Tidy

"Knowing that every dollar we raise goes straight to the crisis support service and that it takes $26 to answer a life-saving call, over half a million dollars is a lot of life-saving calls.

"The average spend on Saturday was $31 per person so that means that every person who came through the bookfair yesterday has paid for a life-saving call."