Donate unwanted coats and help the homeless in Milton Keynes this winter

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London Midland is playing its part in helping homeless persons across Milton Keynes.

Between 7am and 10am on tomorrow (November 30) the town’s railway station is hosting the launch of “Wrap up Warm MK”.

Organised by local resident Karen Phillips, the scheme asks people to donate unwanted coats that are still in reasonable condition.

The coats are then given to a number of charities that support homeless persons including Winter Night Shelter, Open Door and MK Storehouse.

After the launch tomorrow, collections will continue at a number of other locations around Milton Keynes until December 18.

Collection points will include:

Bar Bar Community Arts Bar, 16 The Square, Wolverton (Danny Quinn & Georgie Tillery)

St Andrew’s Baptist Church, St Andrews Road Bletchley MK3 5DR

Metro Bank - Oakgrove Branch MK10 9SU (Kerry Reynolds)

The Frank Moran Centre, Melrose Avenue, Bletchley, MK6 3PA

West Bletchley Town Council, 221 Whaddon Way, Bletchley, MK3 7DZ

Lovat Hall, Newport Pagnell, MK16 0EG

Stonedean Practice, Health Centre, Stony Stratford, MK11 1YA

The Galleon Pub, Old Wolverton, MK12 5NL

Stony Stratford Library, 5-7 Church St, Stony Stratford, MK11 1BD

Steve Helfet from London Midland, said: “This is such a simple and powerful idea.

“Lots of us have an old coat in the back of our wardrobes that we hardly ever wear.

“That one item of clothing can make a real difference to a homeless person this winter, that’s why we are getting behind Karen and Wrap Up Warm MK.”

For more information on how to get involved contact Karen via Wrap Up Warm MK or go to Twitter #WrapUpWarmMK for an update on the latest collection points.