The ‘Wrap Up London’ campaign will be out in force again for their tenth year of collecting.
A truly lovely success story over the past nine years, the Wrap Up London campaign collects unwanted coats and donates them to those in need. From November 9 – 14, volunteers will be collecting Londoners’ old and unwanted coats at Tube stations and collection points across town, and giving them to charities who support the homeless, refugees, children living in poverty, and those fleeing domestic violence. [Photo: Pabak Sarkar]
If you’ve got a coat you no longer want, you can contribute it from Monday to Saturday next week. Usually, the collections happen at major Tube stations, however, due to the pandemic and subsequent massively reduced passenger numbers, 2020’s collection will be a tad different. You’ll find collection points at the following spots:
- Liverpool Street Station (at the Broadgate entrance, between 10:30am and 2pm on November 11, 12, 18, and 19)
- Clothes For Causes, Greenwich
- Safestore Self Storage branches in Chelsea, Wimbledon, Chiswick, Kings Cross, Notting Hill, Fulham, Wandsworth, New Cross, St Johns Wood, Camden Town, Bermondsey, Marble Arch, Clapham, Holloway Road, and Croydon.
The main bulk of the coat collection will take place between November 9 and 14, with sorting and distribution running from November 15 – 25. Last year, Londoners donated over 27,000 coats, many of which could genuinely have saved lives during the cold winter months. Freeing up some wardrobe space whilst helping the vulnerable? It’s an easy win-win, so please donate whatever you can!
For more information, visit the official website.
Also published on Medium.