One of our town's oldest shoe shops has joined forces with charity Threshold Housing Link to help keep the homeless warm this winter.

Blaylocks on Bath Road has been in Swindon for 99 years and is collecting secondhand, unwanted shoes to clean up and make wearable for Threshold to distribute.

Mark Blaylock store owner said: “Here at Blaylock’s we decided we wanted to give something back to the community.

“We wanted to help the people in Swindon and particularly at this time of the year where it is getting a lot colder you tend to think about the homeless.

"I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has taken the time to bring some footwear into the shop and donate for this very worthy cause”.

So far the store has collected over 125 pairs of men's and lady's shoes.

Threshold’s Chief Development Officer Michael Keenan said: "This is exactly the kind of practical assistance which will help the homeless on Swindon's streets and we thank Mark and everyone at Blaylocks along with their generous customers for providing this wonderful donation of pre-loved footwear."