November 25, 2019 4.16 pm This story is over 48 months old

Lincoln warm rail open for donations at new location

They need coats, jumpers, scarves, hats, gloves and sleeping bags

A warm rail designed to help the homeless get through the winter by offering up coats, jumpers, scarves, hats, gloves and sleeping bags is now open at a new location.

St Mary’s Guildhall on the corner of Sibthorpe Street and the High Street will now look after the clothes rail.

It will be open for donations from 9.30am to 1.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays over the next few months.

Compassionate Lincoln, behind the project, is working on expanding the times available and has urged people to give what they can.

Last year, the original wooden warm rail was burnt down in a deliberate attack but the culprit was never caught.

Ever since the attack, Compassionate Lincoln has needed to find a place to look after the warm rail during the night.

According to figures from the Office for National Statistics, 13 homeless people have died in Lincoln over the last six years.