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Appeal for clothes to protect homeless launched at Romford supermarket

A supermarket is collecting coats to help the homeless over winter in Romford. 

The Co-op, in South Street, is working with the Salvation Army to keep rough sleepers warm during this particularly cold and snowy period. 

“Romford has a big homeless society and many of them aren’t dressed for this weather,” said Joanna Gates who launched the appeal. 

 “Hopefully these clothes will stop them getting ill and keep them a bit warmer. 

“It’s a way for us to give back and say we do recognise them during their time of need.”

They’re accepting all coats and jackets that are in a “reasonable condition,” including second-hand clothes. 

If you’d like to donate, you can speak to a member of staff and use the collection bin, which is currently being kept by the checkouts.  

Once it’s full, they send the clothes to the Salvation Army who will distribute them to those in need. 

They’ve filled at least three bags so far and have no plans to stop collecting. 

 

 

 

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