Give a Coat, Warm a Heart
– Wrap Up London –

For those of you who haven’t yet met Hands On London, allow me to introduce the super heroes of charity volunteering. They’re the matchmakers who set you and me (Poppy) up with one of many charities for a volunteering date. (Minus the awkward snog moment at the end).

This November, Hands On London will be running their extraordinarily excellent campaign, ‘Wrap Up London’ – an annual coat collection (gently – no holes pleasey) of used coats which will be re-distributed to refuges for women and children, refugee centres, homeless shelters and elderly centres across London and Greater London.

They need your help.

Last year Hands On London smashed their 10,000 coats goal and collected 15,700! This year they aim to collect even more. Yip! That’s a lot of coats… but a lot fewer than the amount buried at the backs of millions of Londoner’s wardrobes.
I could raise my Poppy Paw and swear to that. Your honour.
Hands on London
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So chickadees, They need your help, and this is how you can get involved:


Hands On London need volunteers to carry out various tasks during the campaign, including helping to collect coats at one of tube and rail stations in central London 5th – 7th November. If you’d like to find out more about volunteering, please get in touch here.

Host a Coat Collection at your office!

If you’d like to organise your own London coat collection, please get in touch here.

Donate a coat!

Hands On London will be collecting coats between 7am and 11am on the 5th – 7th November at these central stations.

If you can’t get to one of these stations, there are also some additional storage centres which you can take your coats to in your own time – find more info on this here.

So, um, no excuses then.

It’s time to pull out your parkas and dig out your duffles – this is a call to duty.

In a city as wonderful and generous as ours, there is absolutely no reason in the world why any Londoner should suffer, or worse die, from being cold this Christmas.

No reason at all.





Wrap Up London

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