Helen Mirren and Stella Mc Cartney donate coats for charity

Last Updated: Nov 15, 2011, 18:11 PM IST

London: Dame Helen Mirren and Stella Mc Cartney are some of the stars who are donating their coats to help keep the elderly warm during winter.

Supermodel Elle Macpherson has also donated a jacket to the ‘Donate A Coat’ campaign, which will ensure that the donated items are sold in charity stores to raise money for Age UK.

The charity’s bosses hope that this initiative will make winter warmer for the thousands of older people who struggle in winters.

“It’s shocking that so many people are suffering and dying needlessly in winter due to the cold,” the Daily Express quoted Macpherson as saying.

“Donating a coat you don’t wear anymore, or even one you love, to Age UK is easy and will make space for that new one you’ve just spotted. It’s the perfect recycle!” she added.

ANI