A COWLING businesswoman handed over £360 of books to disadvantaged children for Christmas with the help of her customers.

Karen Jones, who sells Usborne Children's books through her business Bookberries, asked her customers in the run up to Christmas to make a donation to buy books for children up to 18 years old.

She then used the money to buy books which she then handed over to the Salvation Army's Christmas appeal.

"I wanted to do something to help families who aren’t able to get presents for their children, and the Salvation Army appeal seemed perfect," said Karen. "I am so thankful to my customers for donating. I hope we managed to put a smile on the faces of some children this year.

Karen's Bookberries business covers much of North and West Yorkshire, working with schools. .

Christine Bown, community development manager at the Salvation Army thanked Karen and her customers.

"Without all the help we receive we wouldn't be able to support all the families we do over the Christmas period."

Anyone interested in Karen attending an event with her books, or getting free books for schools, should visit the website usbornebooksathome.co.uk/Karensbookberries