University of Worcester students have been volunteering to help out on a homeless charity's clothing project.

Students from the criminology course lent a hand to Worcester charity Maggs Day Centre, sorting their Clothing Project for the winter months.

The altruistic efforts saw them reorganise stock, exchange summer donations for winter ones and perform necessary clean up duties.

This was all to help Maggs create a shop-like environment for its service users.

Volunteer coordinator at Maggs Day Centre, Steph Maton said: "We were delighted to welcome students from Worcester University for a volunteering day.

"The Clothing Project receives so many generous donations from the public, and it was vital that Maggs had a 'Grand Seasonal Sort Out'.

"We had a very productive day, and the students worked so hard; we achieved so much more than we had anticipated possible. There is already talk of what the next project will be."

As part of their course, students were given the opportunity to learn about the charity's operations.

Senior lecturer of criminology, Amy Johnson mentioned: "It was nice to put the phones down and help support Maggs with their clothing project re-shuffle."

Amy noted that beyond the charity work, the day had other benefits for the students.

She said: "It was fabulous as a lecturer to see my students connecting and enjoying giving up some of their time to do good, with some reporting it boosted their mental well-being.

"Such activities help increase students' confidence and give them a small exposure to what it is like to work in such organisations."

Apart from their Worcester and Malvern day centres, Maggs also has four accommodation project properties that house rough sleepers temporarily.

The charity has auxiliary services in place including a transition support team for complex needs and harm reduction.

Maggs' excellent service is achieved with help from volunteers and they are currently in need of additional storage space for spare stock.

Anyone able to generously provide this resource is encouraged to get in touch.

To learn more about the valuable work done by the Maggs Day Centre, visit