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A GROUP of young male pro­fes­sion­als are col­lect­ing blan­kets and warm win­ter clothes to do­nate to a needy char­ity or home.

Gents in Cou­ture is a made up of males from dif­fer­ent fields – busi­ness­men, stu­dents and pro­fes­sion­als – who got to­gether to raise awareness about drugs, kid­nap­ping and chil­dren and women abuse.

Collins English Dic­tionary de­scribes the French word “cou­ture” as “the de­sign and man­u­fac­ture of fash­ion­able clothes to a client’s spe­cific re­quire­ments and mea­sure­ments. Fash­ion­able made-to-mea­sure clothes.”

One of the founders of the group, Jones Mortey, said their main aim was to make a difference in the East Lon­don com­mu­nity and hope­fully go na­tional with it.

“Project Thermo [col­lect­ing and dis­tribut­ing warm clothes and blan­kets] is just one of the projects we in­tend on do­ing. We’ll be work­ing on dif­fer­ent projects which will be re­vealed at a later stage.

“For now we urge peo­ple to help us make a difference. We can col­lect wher­ever you are. Blan­kets, un­wanted jer­seys and jack­ets will all make a difference in some­one else’s life this win­ter,” he said.

The guys re­cently gath­ered in Ox­ford Street wear­ing three-piece suits with brogues and pointy shoes to bring a new mean­ing to what it re­ally means to be a man in East Lon­don.

“The photo shoot we had in Ox­ford Street sym­bol­ised that we are against any form of abuse and we were tak­ing our stand. It also helped us grow be­cause we now have 28 000 likes on Face­book,” Mortey said.

To do­nate, send them a message on Face­book or con­tact Asanda Ma­galela on 079-969-4229 or Abongile Ntoza­khe on 079-184-6170.

Pic­ture: SUP­PLIED

PROJECT THERMO: Gents in Cou­ture are look­ing for blan­kets and warm cloth­ing to do­nate to those in need dur­ing these cold days

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