An opticians in Hillsborough is extending its call out for coat and warm clothing donations following an extremely generous response from the public.

After Specsavers in Hillsborough called out for donations of unwanted coats to benefit those in need in South Yorkshire, the public responded by bringing in more than 200 coats to the store in Middlewood Road.

Supporting a very worthy cause

The coats have been donated to the Cathedral Archer Project in Sheffield, a day centre which helps people overcome homelessness and achieve stable accommodation and lifestyles.

Store director Lorna Armitage says: ‘We have been bowled over by the generosity of our customers, some of whom brought in whole bin bags full of coats and warm clothing to donate to those in need.

'Every single donation makes a difference and we have decided to keep collecting coats throughout February in order to help as many people as possible.

Check your cupboards

Lorna adds: ‘So if you have a spare coat, scarf or jumper tucked away at the back of a drawer, please dig it out and bring it in next time you visit.’

Coats and other items of warm clothing such as hats, scarves and jumpers can be taken to Hillsborough Specsavers during their usual opening hours seven days a week.

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