A collection is taking place of mens jackets, shoes, hats and gloves for distribution to the homeless around the area of Stazione Ostiense in Rome. Anyone wishing to contribute second-hand clothes (only the items stipulated) should bring them to Rome Baptist Church in the historic centre at any time during the following three Sundays (6, 13, 20 Nov). Alternatively ring ahead to arrange a more convenient time.

Financial contributions are also welcome and will go towards woolen blankets (4), down jackets (2) and pullovers (1) bought from the Catholic thrift shop in Via Trionfale.

Rome Baptist Church. Piazza S. Lorenzo in Lucina 35, tel. 066876652, 066876211.