London’s biggest annual winter coat drive is back. Now in its sixth year, Wrap Up London – brought to you by Hands On London (registered charity 1140291) and William Blair, returns with a pledge to collect 15,000 unwanted, old and used coats from members of the public. They pledge to distribute the coats to those who will struggle to keep warm during the winter months via homeless shelters, refugee centres, elderly organisations, women’s refuges, children’s centres and other charities.
More than 8,000 people have slept rough on London’s streets throughout 2015 and 2016, and many thousands more live in crisis. This is a trend that doesn’t look like it’s going to reverse any time soon so we need to do what we can to help.
Wrap Up London shows the power that Londoners have when they come together as a community with a simple act of kindness that not only saves the lives of vulnerable people, but helps to rebuild them.
*Drop a coat at any of the following tube sites: London Bridge, Kings Cross, Liverpool Street, Victoria, Waterloo, Canary Wharf, Highbury & Islington and Euston. If people are unable to get to those tube stations between the hours of 7 and 11am, coats can also be dropped off at Clapham North, Kings Cross and Notting Hill Safe Stores until 18th November.
There is an extra special plea this year for more mens coats that are traditionally in higher demand.
For more information check out out the Wrap Up London website here.