A group of friends have been taking to the streets handing out care packages to homeless people.

The group from across Hertsmere, Watford, and parts of Barnet, have been handing out the bags of goods since November.

Borehamwood Times:

The scheme is called Warm this Winter and they are setting off on their third run tonight.

Initially the group went out in central London but they have now helping more locally in areas like Borehamwood and Watford.

The packs, which cost £40 to create, are made up of non-perishable foods, a flask, teabags, thermals, tops, hats, gloves, a sleeping bag, and toiletries.

In November the group delivered 30 care packages and this rose to 100 in January.

Borehamwood Times:

Hollie Sassienie, 36, said: "The response we have had from the people we give these packs to has been amazing. After spending time talking to the people we gave packages to and seeing the overwhelming reaction and gratefulness, we decided what we had done was not enough. So we are going to keep doing this.

"We always make sure we have a chat with them as well because actually we've realised that sometimes all they really want is someone to talk to. We're just a group of friends trying to make the world a better place."

The group have managed to raise more than £13,000 after initially self-funding their first run in November.

You can donate to Warm this Winter and find out how donations may be spent here