Winter-Coat-AmnestyUK: Sunderland-based air conditioning distributor Cool Designs (CDL) is acting as a collection station for a local charity this Christmas.

In the run-up to Christmas, local North-East charity the Winter Coat Amnesty collects unwanted items of winter clothing for distribution to the region’s homeless, isolated and vulnerably housed.

Organised by two of the five founding members and longtime Crisis Christmas volunteers Andy Brown and Claire Paczko, the appeal collects thousands of items of unwanted winter clothing.

This year Cool Designs has joined dozens of other businesses and organisations from across the North East to act as donation stations.