Wrap Up London: Here’s how you can donate a coat to keep the homeless warm this winter

Josh Salisbury (08 November, 2019) Housing Misc Community

Volunteers will be at London Bridge and Waterloo tube stations to take coat donations

33219You can donate your unwanted coats at local stations including London Bridge and Waterloo

An appeal for people’s unwanted coats has been launched to help keep the homeless warm this winter.

Drop-off points will be set up at London Bridge and Waterloo tube stations next week as part of the annual ‘Wrap Up London’ initiative.

The donated coats and jackets will then be donated to charities looking after vulnerable people this winter, including the homeless, refugees, children living in poverty and those fleeing domestic violence.

Between 7am to 11am on Monday 11th to Wednesday 13th, volunteers will be at London Bridge and Waterloo underground to take donations.

Wrap Up London will be found by the main pillar in the middle of the tube station foyer at London Bridge, and the entrance to the Jubilee line off Waterloo Road at Waterloo station.

“In December, the sorted coats will be distributed to charities across London,” states the appeal.

“We work with charities and community organisations that provide frontline services to the homeless, the elderly, refugees, children and families living in poverty and people fleeing domestic violence.”

The charity also needs volunteers to help sort the coats and also drivers to transport the coats across the city.

To find out more details, visit: https://wrapuplondon.org.uk/.

Where Wrap Up London can be found:

(Between 7am to 11am on Monday 11th to Wednesday 13th November)

Canary Wharf 

At the bottom of the main escalators into the station (opposite Reuters). The spot is in front of a pillar.

Kings Cross 

At the north entrance to the tube station off Pancras Road, in the Northern Ticket Hall.

Liverpool Street

Inside the London Underground entrance next to Costa Coffee and behind the NatWest ATMs. (Closest entrance on Liverpool Street)

London Bridge 

By the main pillar in the middle of the tube station foyer. They will be opposite the Jubilee Line gates.

Victoria 

At the bottom of the stairs by the underground entrance (use one of the “original” entrances just outside the main station)

Waterloo

At the entrance to the Jubilee line off Waterloo Road or down the escalator opposite platform 5 in the main station. Take a left and you’ll find them by Lola’s Cupcakes.

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