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Woman takes incredible initiative to help the homeless in freezing winter

LONDON: A compassionate woman has come up with a brilliant solution to keep freezing cold homeless people warm this winter.

Fay Sibley decided to collect a dozen unwanted coats from friends and family and set up a small stall outside Colchester Library in Essex.


To draw people for this humanitarian cause, she wrote a message: ‘Need a coat? Take one. Want to help? Leave one.’

As passersby spotted the goodwill gesture, dozens more coats have started to appear and Fay’s Facebook post has been shared more than 1,000 times, according to Metro.


Fay said: ‘I took a picture and asked people to share it, and later the same day there were about 40 coats. There were about ten there last night.’

Fay Sibley. Picture via Facebook
Fay Sibley. Picture via Facebook

‘I have been overwhelmed and hopefully we will get even more momentum,’ she added.


Fay’s friend Jo Bailey, said her three-year-old daughter has also been helping out by spreading the news on the streets.


‘Olive told a couple of guys sleeping outside a shop to wake up because they could get a coat. They were really grateful and chuffed,’ she said.



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