With the weather getting colder and the cost of living climbing, Rutland residents have been reminded that Rutland Clothing Bank is here to help with their needs.
Oakham Clothing Bank was set up over two years ago by Rutlanders Helen Wolstenholme and Mandy Black and has gone from strength to strength, earning a reputation for helping source school uniform, winter jackets, shoes, and much more to those in need in the local area. The team have also worked hard providing clothes for Ukrainian refugees over the past six months.
Rutland Clothing Bank has teamed up with Oakham Baptist Church to support the local community as the rising cost of living spikes concerns over freezing winter temperatures.
Tom Bowring and the team at Oakham Baptist Church said: "As winter hits and the price of living soars, remember Rutland Clothing Bank is here to help. You can get in touch with Clothing Bank through their Facebook Group, on Instagram, or via Oakham Baptist Church.
"Oakham Baptist Church and Oakham Churches are now partnering with Rutland Clothing Bank. If you or someone you know needs school uniform, winter coats or anything clothing then get in touch."
Alternatively, those wishing to do so can donate by reaching out to the team. Items needed at this time of year are coats, jumpers, winter shoes and any other warm items to battle dropping temperatures.
If you cannot donate, then the team have asked for local people to like and share the Rutland Clothing Bank Facebook page in the hopes of raising awareness of the work that the team are putting in.