Valuable first edition find is an award winner for Berkhamsted charity shop

Murphy: valuable find for charity
Murphy: valuable find for charity

A top award has been presented to Berkhamsted’s Oxfam bookshop for the most valuable donation sold in aid of a good cause.

A rare first edition of Samuel Beckett’s first novel Murphy raised £12,000 when sold at auction by Bonhams.

The special find was spotted among donations to the High Street shop by volunteer Geoff Smith.

Delighted shop manager Jane Hockings said: “We are fortunate enough to receive many interesting ad valuable donations but this was quite exceptional.”

The award was presented by the Charity Retail Association.