Charitable schoolchildren have been collecting clothes to help homeless and vulnerable people wrap up warm this winter.

Youngsters from St Aubyn’s School in Woodford Green braved the early morning chill to hold a coat collection in aid of Wrap Up London on Monday, November 11.

Wrap Up London redistributes the coats to charities and community groups who directly support homeless, refugees, the elderly, people fleeing domestic violence, and those at risk through living in poverty.

Following the collection, the students, all members of the school council, headed to the Wrap Up London depot to drop off the donations.

A school spokesperson: “At St Aubyn’s, it is important that we work together as a whole school community to help others less fortunate than ourselves. We are helping other people by passing on items we no longer need and it is part of our social responsibility.”

In a statement on its website, Wrap up London said: “For people facing crisis, the impact of receiving a coat can go further than just keeping warm. The coats collected by Wrap Up London offer a real opportunity for positive change.

“When a person at risk makes contact with a charity to collect a coat they receive practical help from that organisation and have the opportunity to accept ongoing support to change their situation long-term.”