'Warm for Winter' scheme providing coats for vulnerable people set up in Scarborough

A Scarborough woman has set up a 'warm for winter' scheme in the town.

Friday, 13th December 2019, 3:02 pm
Updated Friday, 13th December 2019, 3:04 pm
The coats that have been left. Picture from Mandy James.

Mandy James first spotted the idea - where communities leave coats and warm clothes for those in need - on Facebook.

She said: "I saw Dublin had done it on the Ha'penny Bridge and I thought we can do that in Scarborough.

"Then I decided the bridges were a bit wild weather-wise and I came up with leaving them under the arches near Olympia.

"I know people do sleep there or go down there at night."

Mandy put up signs and took a few pictures and shared them on social media.

"It's gone a bit crazy," she added, "I just hope that people see it for what it is, we've just got to hope it goes to the right people.

"It's an easy thing to do, it doesn't have to be for the homeless, it can be for anyone who needs something warm because people are struggling all over."

Mandy said if the collection gets out of hand or too messy she will take it to the Rainbow Centre but she would like to try and get something secure.