The cold weather has well and truly arrived, so Hands on London are running their annual 'Wrap up London' coat collection on the 13-15th November. Last year they collected 8,520 coats which were given to 68 different shelters and refuges, to keep London's most vulnerable warm during winter.
This year, they would like to do even better, and are hoping to collect 10,000 coats to distribute to over 100 charitable organisations across Greater London. Do you have a coat you no longer wear that you could give?
The coats will be given to charities such as homeless shelters, women's refuges, youth centres, refugee groups, care homes, centres for the aged, and food banks. The campaign also needs volunteers for coat collection and sorting, you can contact Hands on London at email@example.com if you would like to help.
You can donate a coat at any of these London tube stations between 13th and 15th November, 7am – 11am:
Highbury and Islington
If you can’t make it to those stations, you can also donate your coat at the Broadgate Welcome Centre (Finsbury Avenue Square, EC2M) until 15th November, or a Safestore warehouse until 22nd November. Safestore locations: Bermondsey, 24 Old Jamaica Rd, SE16 4AW; Kings Cross, 79-89 Pentonville Rd, N1 9LG; Notting Hill, Camelford Walk, W11 1TX; Clapham, 4 Timber Mill Way, Gauden Rd, SW4 6LY.
For more information about volunteering or donating a coat, visit the Hands on London website.