A Guernsey charity is asking islanders to donate any spare winter coats to those most in need.

Sarah Griffiths, from Bridge2, is appealing for warm clothing to give to the homeless in the UK and around Europe.

She is currently on the Greek island of Samos where she says the temperatures have dropped rapidly over the past few weeks, putting some people in danger.

The sight of people without a coat and shivering in the weak winter sunshine is not good for the soul, but worse last week there was torrential rain here on the island and that added together with cold is dangerous in the extreme. Lives will start to be lost soon because of this situation. Coats are something we take for granted, so donating your extra coat to a homeless person or refugee is the ultimate in recycling and means someone really benefits.

Sarah Griffiths, Bridge2

The charity has put out this poster with more information on how people can help:

Sarah Griffiths from Bridge2 is appealing for warm clothing to give to the homeless in the UK and around Europe. Credit: Bridge2

To find out more, you can contact Bridge2 here.