THEY have been helping people to read for 20 years.

Volunteers Jane Clark and Jenny Dixon were honoured at Winchester Discovery Centre last week for their work with the Home Library Service.

The pair deliver books to housebound residents throughout Hampshire and were presented with bouquets of flowers by centre manager Graeme Pick on Monday, October 22.

Jenny said: “I enjoy putting my love of books to good use and it is a privilege to meet so many delightful people.”

Jane added: “It’s often their interesting lives that keep the work so enjoyable. Over the years the range has grown larger– the huge choice from the library means more and more residents borrow DVDs and music CDs as well as books.”

Alex Oake, volunteer coordinator at the Discovery Centre said: “We couldn’t provide this service without volunteers like Jane and Jenny. The time and commitment they give is extremely valuable, it means a lot to the people they visit and this milestone is a wonderful thing to celebrate.”

The free Home Library Service is available to anyone who cannot get to a library because of mobility or health problems or caring responsibilities.