Girl Guides have donated food and clothing to help a campaign to keep people warm this winter.

The 1st Maldon Guides handed over the items as part of the Warm Maldon campaign.

Lead by Maldon and District CVS it aims to make a difference to people who are at risk of the cold over the winter.

Sarah Laskar, director of Maldon CVS, said: “The East of England is one of the worst areas in the country for excess winter deaths, with those most at risk being over the age of 65 although young people and families can also suffer. ”

Guide leader Julia Rome added: “We took the girls out one evening for a walk to talk about the project and make them aware of the cold and how some people are affected.

“It is important that they learn about people who are not as fortunate as themselves and offer help.”

The Warm Maldon project is supported by a range of partners and has warm packs including food, clothing, torches and information on services available to people across the district.

Anyone who like a pack for themselves, a friend or family members should call Catherine on 01621 851891.

For more details on the Warm Maldon project visit