MARLBOROUGH LitFest has donated £300 to local charity, Home-Start Kennet to be spent on books from The White Horse Bookshop for volunteers to take to families and read with them.

The charity helps local families with young children experiencing tough times and volunteers provide weekly support in the home to help parents cope with challenges such as isolation, mental health issues, multiple birth and bereavement.

Joanne Kent, Fundraiser at Home-Start Kennet, said: “Marlborough Lit Fest’s book donation is a wonderful opportunity for Home-Start to share the joy of reading with children. Thank you so much!"