Portland Nurseries Group has donated more than 50 coats to Huddersfield Mission to help vulnerable people keep warm this winter.

The Huddersfield-based company rebranded and purchased new blue coats for their staff but wanted to do something charitable with their stock of old red coats.

All staff returned their red coats and Portland sent them back to supplier JJ Embroidery and had the logos overstitched before donating them.

Portland Nurseries, which was founded in 1991, were keen to donate these to a local homeless charity where they knew they would be appreciated, especially at this time of year.

Huddersfield Mission are based in Huddersfield town centre, where they have been for over 100 years and help those struggling with multiple and complex needs such as homelessness, mental health, addiction and more.

They focus on the immediate needs of their customers as well as the underlying cause of their issues. Over 90% of their customers report feeling an increased ability to cope, thanks to their support.

Huddersfield Mission’s fundraising and communications manager Beth Currie said: “We are so grateful to Portland Nurseries for their incredibly kind and generous donation of warm, waterproof coats for our homeless and vulnerable customers. This donation means so much, particularly as the cost-of-living crisis deepens and more people begin to feel the effects.

“During the winter months, our homeless customers struggle with staying warm, and this donation will go a long way towards protecting the clothing they do have and helping them to stay dry and well. A huge thanks once again to the whole team for their kindness.”