I HAVE tried to recycle two single duvets and contacted several Warrington charity groups to gift them for the homeless.

I was repeatedly advised that due to health and safety rules they were unable to accept them.

When asked, my contact was unable to explain what the health and safety concern was, just that they had been instructed not to accept them.

I was left with no option but to take them to the tip which has upset me.

I was thinking about the homeless who may be sleeping rough in the cold at this time of the year.

Has health and safety gone mad or is there an explanation?