People who have old winter clothing to spare are being encouraged to donate it to a charity appeal.

The City of Wolverhampton Council has joined forces with ROC, the community engagement charity, and First Abide CIC to support the Winter Coat Project and help keep people warm this winter. 

Residents are encouraged to donate good quality, preloved coats, hats, scarves and gloves which can then be collected by others.

Donations can be made weekdays from today (Monday 5 December, 2022) until Friday 16 December at Bingley Strengthening Families Hub, Norfolk Road, Pennfields WV3 0JE.

Anyone who needs a coat, hat, scarf or pair of gloves is then invited to come along to the same venue on Saturday 17 December to collect theirs.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "The Winter Coat Project is about providing practical support for our communities to keep people warm this winter in a dignified and respectful way, and it's also good for the environment as preloved clothing gets a new lease of life.

"So if you have an old coat hanging at the back of your wardrobe, or a hat, scarf or pair of gloves going spare, please bring them along to Bingley Strengthening Families Hub over the next few days.

"They will then be made available to anyone who wants them; it doesn't matter what your circumstances are, warm clothing should be available to all."

To find out more visit ROC

If you are struggling in any way at the moment with the cost of living crisis, the council might be able to help give some support with energy bills, food or even just a warm space where you can recharge yourself and your devices. Find out more at Cost of living support