AS winter approaches and the temperature continues to drop, Gemma Jackson is on a mission to ensure no child in Knutsford goes cold this year.

The 39-year-old housing officer has launched the 'Wrap Up Knutsford' organisation, which aims to provide coats for children whose families cannot afford them.

Teaming up with the Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership and Northern Rail, Gemma is holding a pop-up shop on where people can pick up a free winter coat for anyone under 18 and in need.

The pop-up shop will take place at Knutsford train station in Toft Road and ahead of the event people can donate their unwanted coats.

Gemma said: "I have one aim, and that is to ensure no child in Knutsford goes cold this winter.

“I began the scheme last year, with my aim to get people in the community to donate coats, and for me to then distribute them to families who cannot afford coats for their child.

"You can come and collect a coat, and there will be no questions asked for anyone coming to collect a coat. We simply want to provide them for people and that’s it.”

Donations will be accepted at the station between 10am and 12pm on November 29 and between 3pm and 5pm on November 30.

People can also drop off donations at Knutsford Methodist Church, in Princess Street, in the run up to the event.

The pop-up shop will be open in the waiting room on platform two between 12pm and 2pm on December 1.

Gemma added: “Providing coats for the local community also means these coats stop going into landfill and have a home.

"I'm really pleased I can help people who are struggling, through no fault of their own.

"I have previously set up a foodbank based in Rochdale and I am aware that people's circumstances can change overnight, leaving them with little money after bills have been paid.

"I'm believer in the idea of if we all helped out a little bit then society would be a much better place."