Kids are expensive. There is no denying that. They always need something new, they outgrow things in an instant and in winter, that can be hard to keep on top of.
A new Facebook group ‘Coats for Kids Peterborough‘ has been set up to help those that might be struggling financially, to keep their children warm with a new coat – completely free!
Coats have been donated from people across the city and so far the group have managed to collect about 400+ coats and distribute so many to families that have needed them.
But where does one store that many coats?
Well, aside from the wonderful people that are running the group and the kind-hearted parents that are donating their children’s outgrown coats to the cause, one local business has really stepped up. Ready Steady Store, of Nursery Lane, Fengate have given the group some storage space free of charge!
The groups is run by Louise Clough, Jane Hale and Rosie Dobslaw.
I met Jane recently myself when I donated some of our outgrown coats and we always pass her house on the school run so have seen many other donations being dropped off. There are donation points across the city so whether you’re in Woodston, Hampton, Bretton or as far out as Spalding or Deeping, there is somewhere you can take them.
Donating and Collecting Coats For Kids
As for receiving a coat, it’s as simple as messaging the group and asking for what you need. They can send a couple of pictures or you can pop along to collect. It can be done very discreetly if you prefer.
This Saturday, 8th Feb, there will be an open afternoon where you can either go along and drop off your unwanted coats or go and select a new one. But that’s not all. The group is also collecting winter shoes, boots, hats, gloves and scarves.
Just make your way to Ready Steady Store, Nursery Lane, Fengate, Peterborough PE1 5BG between 1:30 and 4:00 PM. You can find their website here for directions and information. Alternatively, you can find the ‘Coats For Kids – Peterborough‘ Facebook page here where you can message them or keep up to date with their latest requests and offerings.
Please make sure you visit the group and help them spread the word. Let’s keep Peterborough warm this winter.