Appeal in need of warm clothes

WARM winter clothing is being sought to help homeless people this winter.

Newcastle-based Winter Coat Amnesty is hoping to make a difference again this Christmas as they work with homeless organisations.

Appeal organisers are looking for old coats, jumpers, scarves or gloves that people can donate to help people who are less fortunate.

Claire Paczko, one of the volunteers who also helps at Crisis in Newcastle, said: “Volunteering for Crisis really makes you appreciate what you’ve got and how much of a difference the things we’ve forgotten about can make to the vulnerable people coming to the centre.”

Colleague Andy Brown added: “In 2011, the six-week project took a life of it’s own and by the second week we had seven drop-of points and a lot of support.”

Anyone who can help can drop off warm clothing at Taizen Skin Therapy Centre, 15 Claremont Road, Whitley Bay.