Rough sleepers will be among those to feel the benefit of a donation of winter jackets to Wiltshire charity Doorway.

Embroidery UK, in Melksham, has given 20 jackets to Doorway, based in Chippenham, which helps people to move on from homelessness.

Nicki Cooper, the firm’s managing director, said: “Embroidery UK really respect the work the Door-way team do. We hope that our contribution can help people going through a tough time feel a bit better about themselves.”

Lisa Lewis, the chief executive of Doorway, was delighted at the gift, especially as temperatures dropped considerably over the last week.

She said: “Not only will our rough sleepers benefit from the generosity shown by a local business, but also tenants who are currently struggling to afford their heating bills.”

Doorway has a drop-in centre at the Salvation Army Hall, Foghamshire.

It relies on donations of food and clothing to help those in need.