The cadets from Boston raided their own wardrobes and those of family members to donate warm winter clothing to the warm rail organised by Boston Stump.

The rail of donated coats and winter clothes is available for anyone in need to help themselves during the colder months.

The initiative was launched when it was noticed that more people were coming into the Stump to keep warm and children were spotted in town not dressed for winter weather.

Senior Cadet Charlotte Amey said: "We all knew we and others had coats and other clothing at home which never gets worn, but would still be serviceable. It seemed the right thing to do to bring it in for someone who could make good use of it."

Anyone who wants to donate winter clothing can leave it at Boston Stump. For those in need, the clothing rail is available at St Christopher's Church Mondays, 10am-12pm, Tuesdays, 12-2pm, Wednesdays 1-3pm and Thursdays 12-2pm.