Banquet Records in Kingston are supporting an appeal from Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness (KCAH).

The Kingston-based homelessness charity put out an appeal for extra sleeping bags earlier today (February 1) in light of the severe winter weather conditions hitting the area this week.

In a show of solidarity with the work KCAH do, staff at Banquet Records took to the Kingston shop's Twitter account to help raise awareness and support for the appeal, which was promoted by KCAH on the site, offering a poster featuring The 1975, a band popular at the record store.

KCAH's initial appeal posted to Twitter said: "If you have a good condition WARM sleeping bag in good condition still in its sleeve to donate, please pop into our office today. Thank you so much!"

Re-tweeting this post, Banquet Records posted: "Fancy copping that 1975 poster that was in the window for a bit? RT the quote tweet below, and if you're following us we'll stick you in a draw for it, we'll pick the winner later today."

Speaking to the Surrey Comet on Friday, John Tolley from Banquet said: "We know the people who run the shelter and it's a really good and important thing they do. Obviously you just need to look outside — the weather's horrible — and anything we can do to help them, we should.

"We're well aware that Banquet has a reach that others maybe don't have so we can use that for good sometimes and why not?"

People wishing to help with the KCAH sleeping bag appeal can donate at the KCAH office, St Peter's Church Hall, Kingston, KT2 6QL. Those unable to get to the church can call KCAH on 0208 255 7400 or email