Thorntons helps kick off Cosy Coats campaign

Thorntons helps kick off Cosy Coats campaign

Pictured (L-R): Jill Rennie, Arbroath FC Community Trust; Claire Richardson and Sandra Sutherland, Thorntons and Georgia Carter, Arbroath FC Community Trust

Arbroath FC Community Trust has launched its annual winter clothing collection campaign with the aim of helping even more people across the region.

The Cosy Coats initiative sees Arbroath Football Club Community Trust, supported by Thorntons, collect donations of unwanted and unused coats, jackets, hats and scarves. Thorntons Angus locations will be drop off points for items.

The warm items of clothing will then be distributed to those in need in Angus. The campaign officially kicked off at Gayfield Park with donations also being collected there as well as Thorntons Solicitors’ offices in Arbroath, Montrose and Forfar.

Georgia Carter, community development coordinator at Arbroath FC Community Trust, said: “It was really important for us to continue this project after last year’s Cosy Coats scheme proved such a success. Even if we only helped one person, we would count it as a success and so to help 120 people last year was incredible.”

Sandra Sutherland, family law partner at Thorntons Solicitors Arbroath, said: “Sadly we know winter can be a very difficult time for those in need and after the response last year we knew we wanted to make an even bigger impact with this campaign.

“Donations will be accepted at any of our offices across the region so we would encourage anyone who has any unused winter clothes to please pop in and donate.

“These contributions make a huge difference to the lives of those in need so your generosity is greatly appreciated.”

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