MEMBERS of Dukinfield and Stalybridge Rotary Club have joined a national effort to provide coats for people in the forthcoming cold weather.
Over the course of this month, the group is asking for donations, which will then be passed on to Tameside Women’s Centre and local homeless projects.
It is part of the wider Wrap Up UK initiative, which looks to support people across the country struggling to keep warm in winter.
Coats must be warm and suitable for the months ahead and can be dropped off at collection boxes at Ashton-under Lyne Golf Club, situated on Gorsey Way, and Lower Mossley Sub Post Office on Manchester Road.
Sue Kitchen, headteacher at Stalybridge’s Stalyhill Junior School, has also agreed to participate in the campaign by encouraging pupils to drop off winter coats.
Dukinfield and Stalybridge Rotary Club president, Ian Cochrane, said: “This is another example of Dukinfield and Stalybridge Rotary Club engaging with the local community whilst making a positive impact on the lives of people in our neighbourhoods.
“I have for some time been linking up with the Women’s Centre to help some of the families it supports and realised last year that lots of their families are in desperate need of a winter coat.
“This project will be a great help to keep so many people warm this winter.”