Brighton & Hove: Unwanted Clothes Appeal

23 December 2013, 06:00

On the right is a picture of Gail Branch donating her coat at Brighton Train Station.

Homeless charities across Brighton and Hove are benefitting from a new scheme where people donate their unwanted clothes.

Gail Branch dropped a coat that was 5 sizes too big for her after losing nearly 6 stone to the Big Beach cafe.  

The 42-year-old runs a session for slimmers in Hove, and is now becoming one of 10 drop points for people to donate their unwanted clothes this Christmas.

She urging slimmers to get rid of anything they don't fit into anymore after loosing weight, as well as everyone else with any unwanted clothes.

Gail is running a drop off session at 9.30am on Christmas Eve morning at the Central United Reformed Church in Blatchington Road.

The initiative was set up by a couple of neighbours and friends Jenny Barrett and Gaynor Williams who live in Hove, they've been collecting used coats and jackets and distributing them to homeless charities.

The Big Beach Cafe at Hove Lagoon, Gelato Gusto ice-cream parlour and other local businesses have also become coats drop off centres.

The clothing will be distributed to organisations in the city that are already helping the homeless such as Brighton Housing Trust, Off the Fence, Antifreeze, The Clocktower Sanctuary and St. John Ambulance.

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