A CHARITY is pleading with Glaswegians to donate old coats to help those in need this winter.

Human Appeal's ‘Wrap Up Glasgow’ campaign is looking for residents of the city to hand in old jackets to help homeless people, vulnerable women and children and the elderly during the colder months.

To date around 103,000 coats have been collected since the campaign's launch in 2011.

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Samara Said of Human Appeal said: "The cold winter months ahead can be incredibly tough for those sleeping rough, or in need and Human Appeals ‘Wrap Up Glasgow’ is hoping to offer support and compassion to those desperately in need.

“The charity initiative will help those in need across the country at a time when they need it most."

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Items can be dropped off at Safestore in the south side and will go to helping more than 100 charities across the UK.

This winter will mark the 7th year of the UK’s largest self-storage company’s support for this campaign.

Shahid Kadodia, digital and marketing director at Safestore, said: “With so many people homeless on the streets of Glasgow, sadly some of the most vulnerable people will not have the luxury of wearing a coat this winter.

"With this figure only set to rise, we are very passionate about supporting Wrap Up Glasgow as they are working so hard to provide comfort and care for those in need.

"Last year we donated 1,000 coats to the homeless in Glasgow and we hope to donate even more this winter.”

Samara Said added: "We sincerely appreciate the allocation of space from Safestore, which enables our volunteer teams to easily sort through and package up the thousands of coats donated to us for those who are vulnerable and in need.

"The charity initiative will help those in need across the country at a time when they need it most.

"The generous support of Safestore will enable us to sort and distribute over 24,000 warm coats to those most in need this winter.”