Sunday 01st November 2020,
North Edinburgh Community News

Morrisons on Ferry Road launch Coats 4 Kids appeal

Morrisons on Ferry Road have launched a Coats 4 Kids appeal and are looking for donations.

This is an appeal to anyone who has either new, or good as new, coats suitable for children up to 16-years-old to donate to the supermarket so that they can be given to those who need them.

The stores’ Community Champions will donate these through their partner schools to children who need a warm coat or jacket to wear to school to keep them warm.

Dana Campbell, the Community Champion at Ferry Road. (Pic: The Edinburgh Reporter)

The Community Champions know that there are families who are struggling to make ends meet, and have identified this as a simple way to help.

Dana Campbell, the Community Champion at Ferry Road, has already been given some brand new warm coats.

She is clear about the reasons why this latest campaign is required, she said “We have been understanding what poverty we have here.

“In our area at Ferry Road 34% of children are in poverty.

“When we understood this and we could feel that it was starting to turn cold, we realised that we needed to do more than food.”

If you have any coats please drop them into the store.

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