A CYCLING club has made a large donation of woollen socks to a homeless charity.

Pioneer Cycling Club from Alresford donated 54 pairs of socks to Winchester Churches Nightshelter as part of a scheme

run by ethical sock company Jollie Socks.

Jollies allows its customers to choose which charities received the donated socks to keep sock giving as local as possible. iT donates a pair of socks to those suffering from homelessness for every pair purchased from them. Jollie’s allows its customers to choose which charities receive the donated socks, to keep sock giving as local to customers as possible.

Founded in 1881, the Pioneer Cycling Club recently enhanced its yellow and blue team kit with the addition of matching Jollie Socks, and chose the Nightshelter as the lucky recipient of their donation.

Michele Price, Nightshelter Manager, said: “We welcome donations of all shapes and sizes, however good quality socks are always in short supply at the Nightshelter, so we’re delighted to have received so many. The socks will be used during the winter months to help our residents keep warm when they are out and about.”

She continued: “A big thank you to the Pioneer Cycling Club and Jollie Socks for choosing to support the Nightshelter.”

Winchester Churches Nightshelter is a 17-bed shelter that open 365 days a year offering an essential lifeline and first port of call for those in crisis.

Last year (April 2016 – April 2017) the charity housed 105 PEOPLE.