Bateman MLA passes on donated books to Save the Children

Bateman MLA Dean Nalder and Save the Children’s Sonia Holmes.
Bateman MLA Dean Nalder and Save the Children’s Sonia Holmes.

MORE than 250 books dropped off by local residents to Bateman MLA Dean Nalder’s electorate office have been donated to kids’ charity Save the Children.

The books will be sorted and boxed at Save the Children’s depot ahead of the annual south of the river book sale in Cannington in September.

Mr Nalder said his Applecross electorate office had been a collection point for Save the Children book donations since he entered parliament in 2013.

He has now handed over more than 500 books donated by the community.

“Save the Children volunteers contacted the office about being a collection point and we knew it was for a worthy cause,” he said.

“Funds raised from the book sale enables Save the Children to run programs in Western Australia which support children and young people in some of the most remote and disadvantaged communities across the state.

“We will continue to collect books all year, so please feel free to drop off any books, CDs or DVDs that you would like to donate.”

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