Wrap Up London: help the homeless warm for this winter

Credit to Wrap Up London

Got an old coat you no longer use? Here’s where to use it – Wrap Up London returns this November. 

The Wrap Up London is an annual project, which is in its 9th this year. The campaign has been held as part of the Hands On London charity. 

The aim of it is to help the vulnerable people in the winter season, including the homeless, refugees, children living in poverty and people fleeing domestic violence across the UK. 

Credit to Wrap Up London

People are urged to donate their old, unwanted jackets and coats in all shapes and sizes to various locations across London. Collected items will be distributed to those in need. 

Last November, more than 1200 people came and collected over 27,000 warm coats. Jon Meech, CEO from Hands On London said,  “It is a truly humbling experience to see hundreds of people coming together to support those most in need of help, in the community every year”.

Safestore, the UK ’s largest self-storage company, is again supporting the campaign this year. It has created drop-off points at Safestore locations in Westminster, Kings Cross, Notting Hill, Chiswick and Clapham where members of the public can donate coats by 24th November.

Shahid Kadodia, Digital&Marketing at Safestore stated that it has a huge impact on the coat collection campaign to help vulnerable people during the cold time of the year.

The temperature in London fell to 2.6 degrees last night – for those without a place to live, the weather can be life-threatening. 

 

If you’d like to come and give a hand to keep Londoners warm this winter, here’s the detail:

Monday to Friday (7 a.m.-6 p.m.)

Westminster – QEII Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster SW1P 3EE

Monday to Sunday (7 a.m.-6 p.m.)

King’s Cross- 79Pentonville Road N1 9LG

Notting Hill- Camelford Walk, Clarendon Road W11 1TX

Clapham- 4 Timber Mill Way, Gauden Road SW4 6LY

Chiswick- Chiswick Lane, 22 Sutton Lane North, Great West Road W4 4LD

Words: Wanchen Cao l Google Map: Wanchen Cao l Photo: Wrap Up London