Angus Hay and Matthew Kirby, Companions of the Order of Malta, joined the Edinburgh Bethany Trust Care Van on its regular lunchtime outing recently.

The van travels around the city, stopping at prearranged locations, providing coffee and sandwiches as well as a variety of coloured woollen socks that were given to those who asked for them.

A total of 6,000 pairs of Stand4 Socks were donated to the Companions in London, who then shared them with many regional coordinators throughout England and Scotland.

This was the first time that a student from the University of Edinburgh has accompanied the Care Van.

Companions of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta are an all-volunteer force delivering the charitable works of the Order of Malta in Great Britain. Find out more here.