A popular and successful scheme which provides free good quality winter clothing and bedding to those in need is coming to the Clacton area next week.
Winter Warmers has operated for a number of years in various venues around Tendring.
It is back in Clacton from January 15 to January 26 and gives families and individuals the chance to choose items from a large stock of clothes, shoes, and bedding.
It is being run by Les Nicoll, Community Builder at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service.
“Many families are struggling, particularly at this time of the year, and this gives them the opportunity to come along and get what they need free of charge,” he said.
“We have a large amount of stock with all sizes, from new-born to adult, coats, jumpers, trousers, shirts, nightwear, shoes, boots, quilts, blankets and towels.”
The Winter Warmers shop will be open at the following venues:
- Monday 15 January: Inclusion Ventures Base, Brooklands Gardens, Jaywick Sands, from 10am until 3pm
- Tuesday 16 January: Inclusion Ventures Base, Brooklands Gardens, Jaywick, from 10am until 1pm
- Monday 23 January: Tendring Mental Health Hub, Old Road, Clacton, from 10am until 3pm
- Tuesday 24 January: Tendring Mental Health Hub, Old Road, Clacton, from 10am until 3pm
- Wednesday 25 January: Tendring Mental Health Hub, Old Road, Clacton, from 10am until 3pm
- Thursday 26 January: Tendring Mental Health Hub, Old Road, Clacton, from 10am to 3pm.
Lynda McWilliams, Tendring District Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Education, said she fully backs the scheme.
“It is good to see the initiative back in Clacton and it has helped many families in the Clacton, Jaywick Sands and Harwich areas in the past,” she added. “I urge anyone who could benefit from this service to go along and make the most of it.”