Age UK in Royston is calling on people to donate a coat as part of the charity's Spread the Warmth campaign.

Spread the Warmth aims to raise awareness of the challenges older people face during the colder months.

Funds raised from the campaign will help Age UK provide services including its free national advice line, telephone friendship service and The Silver Line helpline.

To find out more about the campaign and Age UK's services visit


Andy Hancock, manager of the Age UK shop in Church Lane, said: "Winter is one of the toughest times for older people, which is why we are asking Royston and surrounding villages to get involved and support our Donate a Coat appeal. 

"Our shop is reliant on generous donations to keep the shelves stocked. 

"The donated coats will be sold on to be loved again, helping to recycle and reduce waste, but also raising much-needed funds for Age UK’s work supporting older people this winter and all year round.

"We’re also encouraging those who take part to join in on social media too, just share a photo of your coat, tag #DonateaCoat and Age UK, and nominate your friends and family to do the same!"