VOLUNTEERS at the Salvation Army’s Paisley base are doing their bit to ensure the less fortunate are a bit warmer this winter.

With temperatures beginning to plummet, the charity called on members of the public to support their winter clothes appeal.

And hundreds of woollies, including hats, scarves, gloves, snoods and socks, have now been donated to the cause.

This week, work begins on an operation to distribute these items to vulnerable people who are living on the streets.

Paisley-based Salvation Army volunteer Susan Nivan, who co-ordinated the third annual Winter Woollens collection at the Mill Street citadel, said: “Our collection went very well and I am delighted with the amount of donations we received.

“Many different organisations who use the Salvation Army for meetings gave generously. Among them were a line dancing group, the Rock Us community choir and members of the Sunday congregation.

“We are still getting bits and pieces handed in, so we have a very good supply of clothes.”

Paisley’s Salvation Army team also runs a Friday breakfast club for those who are less fortunate, with some of the donated clothing being handed out there.

Susan said: “While some of these people may not be homeless, they may not be able to afford warm clothes or are unable to pay their heating bills.

“It’s getting so cold and wet outside now, so it is essential that we help those who are less fortunate to stay clean, warm and dry.”

To find out more about the work being done by the Salvation Army in Paisley, send an email to paisley@salvationarmy.org.uk.

Alternatively, give the team a call on 0141 887 3619.