As Christmas draws closer and the streets are lined with fairy lights and festive decorations, it’s easy to look past the 4000 rough sleepers in England and the many families living in poverty. But the sad reality is that thousands of people are forced to endure freezing conditions without something as basic as a coat to keep them warm.
The simple premise of Kind Coats was born out of the idea that one act of kindness is enough to make a positive impact on someone’s day. Fay Sibley, one of the founders of Kind Coats, was inspired to take action after she saw a picture of a rail with a sign saying “Need one? Take one. Want to help? Leave one” and she set up a coat exchange in her hometown of Colchester.