DOZENS of homeless people are warmer at night this winter thanks to the generosity of Roy Parrish and his colleagues.

Roy, from Wilmslow, is the regional manager at Housing Hand, a guarantor service for students and working professionals.

Roy decided he wanted to do something to help the homeless after seeing people sleeping in doorways when he visits estate agents as part of his role.

He raised £155 in donations from members of his team, which was matched by his company.

With the £311 he was able to buy 28 winter sleeping bags at a substantially reduced price from Go Outdoors in Stockport.

He presented the sleeping bags to Manchester-based charity Mustard Tree, accompanied by Paul Harris, the manager at Go Outdoors in Stockport.

“During my work I see many homeless people in doorways, and wanted to do something to make a difference,” said Roy.

“I wanted to raise as much money as possible, and am going to carry on doing things in the new year for this charity.

“The support I have had from my team and the company has been amazing, and I would also like to thank Paul Harris at Go Outdoors for his help and for offering the sleeping bags at a substantially reduced price.”

Vicky Shenton from Mustard Tree said: “Roy generously donated 28 brilliant quality sleeping bags.

“We would like to thank him for his hard work - it is very much appreciated.”

Since 1994 Mustard Tree has transformed the lives of people in Greater Manchester who are trapped in poverty or homelessness.

When people are in crisis the charity offers food, clothing and furniture, and also offers life skills, training, volunteering, education, mentoring and employment opportunities.