Winter woollies campaign receives warm response

Cllr Catherine Lomax with Della Butcher and Emma Parry

Cllr Catherine Lomax with Della Butcher and Emma Parry

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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.

Cllr 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.

People can donate food items to the council offices in Lodge Road until Monday, December 15.