Winter Jackets wished as Cosy Coats marketing campaign kicks off

A SCOTS soccer group’s group belief have launched their annual winter clothes drive to assist individuals throughout the area.

Arbroath FC Group Belief have launched their marketing campaign with the Cosy Coats initiative with the intention of conserving individuals in Angus heat over the winter. 

The Cosy Coats initiative sees Arbroath Soccer Membership Group Belief, supported by legislation agency Thorntons, gather donations of undesirable and unused coats, jackets, hats and scarves.  

Jill Rennie (AFCCT), Claire Richardson, Sandra Sutherland from Thorntons and Georgia Carter (AFCCT)

Legislation agency Thorntons workplaces in Angus areas will probably be drop off factors for objects which will be dropped in earlier than being distributed to individuals across the county.  

The marketing campaign formally kicked off at Gayfield Park with donations additionally being collected there in addition to Thorntons Solicitors’ workplaces in Arbroath, Montrose and Forfar. 

Arbroath FC Group Belief then identifies households and people who would profit from receiving a Cosy Coat.  

The marketing campaign has already linked up with area people teams, faculties and social care, to determine recipients however can be welcoming any self-referrers, with all data remaining confidential.  

These attending Gayfield Park on a match day or by means of the week will have the ability to entry the rail for a jacket ought to they be in want.  

Final yr, Arbroath FCCT and Thorntons Solicitors collected and handed out 120 jackets to people however wish to assist much more individuals this yr.  

The group are asking for donations of jackets, coats, hats, scarves and gloves to proceed to maintain individuals in Angus cosy.

All objects have to be in a great situation, with no rips or tears or stains and all jackets will probably be checked for high quality earlier than being handed out. 

Georgia Carter, Group Improvement Coordinator at Arbroath FC Group Belief stated: “It was actually essential for us to proceed this venture after final yr’s Cosy Coats scheme proved so successful.

“Even when we solely helped one individual, we might rely it as a hit and so to assist 120 individuals final yr was unbelievable.  

“Sadly, right here in Arbroath we see quite a few individuals dwelling in deprivation, and we wish to help as a lot of them as we are able to.

“The constructive response by donors throughout Angus final yr was overwhelming and enabled us to assist many households.” 

Sandra Sutherland, Household Legislation Accomplice at Thorntons Solicitors Arbroath stated: “Sadly we all know winter generally is a very tough time for these in want and after the response final yr we knew we wished to make an excellent larger affect with this marketing campaign.  

“Donations will probably be accepted at any of our workplaces throughout the area so we might encourage anybody who has any unused winter garments to please pop in and donate.  

“These contributions make an enormous distinction to the lives of these in want so your generosity is tremendously appreciated.” 

One recipient of final yr’s marketing campaign stated: “My household used the Cosy Coats initiative final yr.

“I managed to get a jacket for myself, my dad and my associate. The jackets have been like model new.  

“Our different jackets didn’t match correctly and weren’t very heat.

“AFCCT have been very sort to us and allowed us to get our jackets with out asking plenty of questions and allow us to select what we appreciated, which was very comforting.

“This venture has made an actual distinction to us as a household. Thanks.” 

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