Give your old curtains to new winter appeal

Locals are being invited to hand in old curtains for winter
Locals are being invited to hand in old curtains for winter

A new campaign to help locals who may be struggling to keep warm over the winter has been launched by environmental charity Greener Kirkcaldy.

‘Curtains for Cold Homes’ is inviting people and businesses in the town and surrounding areas to donate curtains which are in good condition but are un-wanted. They will then be distributed to households in need.

Anyone wanting to hand in curtains should bring them along to the charity’s High Street Hub at 254a High Street in Kirkcaldy which is open Wednesday to Saturday from 10.00 a.m to 4.00 p.m.

Greener Kirkcaldy will then measure the curtains, assess them for repairs and arrange for thermal linings to be added.

The curtains will be fitted to windows or doors as part of the charity’s handyman service.

This service can help householders who struggle with their energy bills to make practical changes in the home such as draught proofing and other energy saving work.

Amanda Quinn from Greener Kirkcaldy said: “Curtains, especially ones that are lined, can help to reduce significant heat loss from windows and keep the cold out.

“We all have items in our homes that we don’t want or need any more.”

She added: “By donating your old curtains to us we are working together to renew something that can be used by someone else to help keep their home warm this winter.”

To find out more about the initiative visit: www.greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk/curtains-for-cold-homes, call greener Kirkcaldy on (01592) 858458 or email: info@greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk