Winter woollies campaign boosted by generous donations

Della Butcher and Emma Parry of Daventry District Council's Community Projects Team sort through some of the clothes received so far with the Chairman of the Council, Councillor Catherine Lomax.
Della Butcher and Emma Parry of Daventry District Council's Community Projects Team sort through some of the clothes received so far with the Chairman of the Council, Councillor Catherine Lomax.

Daventry residents have been donating winter clothing to a campaign to help disadvantaged people across the county during the cold weather.

Coats, jumpers, scarves and gloves are among the winter woollies donated to Daventry District Council’s Clothes for Christmas campaign since its launch last month.

Councillor Catherine Lomax, Chairman of the Council, said: “We have been pleased with the response to this campaign to support people and families facing hardship this winter.

“Residents of our District really have been extremely generous. However we’re still appealing for donations so we can help even more people across the county.”

People are being asked to donate their unwanted and unloved winter woollies, including coats, shirts, trousers, jackets, jumpers, sweaters, scarves, hats, gloves and socks.

Items, which must be clean and in good condition, can be dropped off at the front reception desk at the Council offices in Lodge Road, Daventry until Thursday, December 18.

All the donated items will be distributed to those in need across the county by the Northampton Hope Centre.

The campaign is running alongside the Christmas Helping Hampers project organised by Daventry and District Over Fifties Forum (DOF) with DDC, Daventry Food Bank, Danetre Rotary Club, Daventry & District Housing and Cummins.

People can donate food items to the Council offices in Lodge Road until Monday, December 15. The hampers will then be delivered to people in need in time for Christmas by Daventry Food Bank.

To view the list of items required for each hamper visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/dof, or for more information contact Della Butcher at Daventry District Council on 01327 871100 or email dbutcher@daventrydc.gov.uk.