Muirhouse Community Shop on Pennywell Road has just set up its latest partnership with Edinburgh Direct Aid, a charity which is collecting winter clothes to take to Syrian refugees.

The Edinburgh Reporter spoke to the manager of the volunteer led outlet, Robert Pearson, about the way the community shop helps locals, and how those locals can now help people in the Bekaa Valley in Syria where it is about to become very cold. The shop is part of the  activity organised by Tenants and Residents in Muirhouse (TRIM) and won an Inspiring volunteering award earlier this year and was nominated for an award in September.

The charity will send the next shipment to help the refugees on 20 December 2014. You can help by handing donations into the community shop on Pennywell Road, or by contacting Edinburgh Direct Aid to make a donation to them.