Wrap Up

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We are wrapping up Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow. Donate a coat from 12th - 23rd November.

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Do something warm this winter

It’s back for the 3rd year running. In partnership with Hands On London, we’re spreading the warmth by wrapping up Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow.

So, if you have an old winter coat to spare, now’s your chance to hand it over to someone who really needs it.

Wrap Up is an award-winning winter campaign. You hand over your spare winter coat and we re-home it to charities that support the homeless, refugees, children living in poverty and people fleeing domestic violence. Simple. We’re into one thing only – keeping people warm.

Do something warm this winter.

Donate a coat from 12th - 23rd November.

Last year’s achievements

Coats collected

Coats collected


24,124 coats were collected in London, Manchester, Birmingham & Glasgow.

Volunteer hours

Volunteer hours


1,197 hours were given by our volunteers, collecting and sorting coats.

Charities supported

Charities supported


38 charities were supported across Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow.

How to donate your coat

This year, we need men’s, women’s, and children’s coats - especially men’s coats – so we can help keep Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow warm. You can hand your coat over at one of the drop off points below in November and we’ll re-home it in the following weeks.

Where to donate

Drop off your coat(s) at Manchester Piccadilly Station from 12th - 14th and 17th November from 7.00am - 11.00am.

Human Appeal Shop, 522 Stratford Road, Birmingham B11 4AJ from 12th - 23rd November, Mon – Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm.

Or at one of the participating Safestore storage centres from 12th - 23rd November.

Please note we cannot accept coats after the drop off date. We also do not accept fur or any other clothing items other than coats.

We are also a proud charity sponsor of Wrap Up London.

Other ways to donate

If you'd like to send your old coats via CollectPlus, the first 250 labels are completely free to download. You can include as many coats as you like, up to 10kg. Your package can be up to 50x50x60cm in size. The label on your parcel should be clearly placed so that it is easy to scan. You can find out more about packaging and labelling here. Note coats donated via CollectPlus are supporting Wrap up Manchester and Wrap up Birmingham.

Please note that we will not be able to receive your coat donation after 23rd November.

human appeal staff collecting coats at Piccadilly train station

Other ways to be warm

Volunteer with us

Getting involved in Wrap Up as a volunteer will warm your heart! Please email our team at wumvolunteers@humanappeal.org.uk to find out more.

Host a collection

Whether it’s at your school, place of work, place of worship, favourite club, local store, or your neighbourhood, why not host your own collection?

Share the warmth

Share our Wrap Up posts on your social media, or write your own using our campaign hashtags #WrapUpMCR #WrapUpBrum #WrapUpGlasgow

Donate money

If you’re still too attached to your old winter coat, we understand. Maybe you’ll hand it over next year? In the meantime, please show your warmth by donating £3 instead.

Find out more

Wrap Up Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow is brought to you by Human Appeal in partnership with Hands on London.

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