Jubilee Budget Advisory Services general manager Sharon Soper (centre) and Jubilee Budget Advisory Services educator Jade Blackley (right) gladly receive a donation of
children’s picture books from Essential Resources administration manager Rebecca Smith last week.
The books were donated by members of a book club who have been donating children’s books to various Southland charities for the past five years, club member Helen McEwen said.
‘‘We’re not a big group, but we usually get about 10 books, and charities are always happy to receive them and hand them on to their clients.
“This year Nicola Smith, the managing director of Essential Resources, heard about what we do and offered to sponsor our venture, so we had 30 beautiful fiction and non-fiction books to give this year’s recipient, Jubilee Budget Advisory Services. We’re delighted.’’