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Human Appeal launches 7th annual Wrap Up to support Winter vulnerable in UK

Biggest ever Winter Coat donation campaign launches from 7th November in seven UK cities; Manchester, Birmingham, London. Bradford, Bristol, Leicester and Glasgow

Human Appeal, one of the UK’s fastest growing charities, has launched its annual ‘Wrap Up’ winter coat donation campaign from 7-22 November, with a total of seven UK cities taking part of its campaign.

Now in its seventh year, ‘Wrap Up’ is a call to action for those who are able to donate winter coats that they no longer need. Donations will be distributed among the UK’s most vulnerable communities, including women and children in shelters, the homeless and refugees to help keep them warm this winter.

Last year, a total of 5,219 coats were donated across the country. This year, Human Appeal are hoping for their biggest ‘Wrap Up’ yet, with the aim of reaching a total of 7,000 coat donations.

As well as coat donations, this year members of the British public are also able to donate £10 to Human Appeal to provide the vulnerable with a winter essentials kit, including thermal hats, scarves, gloves and blankets.

This year’s Wrap Up is being supported by car rental company Enterprise, who are offering up their fleet of vans to transport donated coats, as well as providing additional drop off venues in some participating cities.

Coats can be donated around the UK at the following locations, and an online donation for £10 can be made here, in lieu of coats to donate.

Abid Shah, UK Programmes Manager at Human Appeal, comments: ‘Wrap Up is one of our biggest campaigns of the year in the UK, and we’d like to extend our gratitude to our partners Safestore and Enterprise for offering locations for coat donations. Every November, we ask the public to put their spare coats and jackets to use and donate them to a worthy cause. This year, our efforts are amplified by the ongoing cost of living crisis in the UK, and we anticipate an increase in demand for donated winter coats. Human Appeal urges any families with spare jackets to donate this winter.’

Manchester drop off points and times

Piccadilly Station Monday 14th November 7:30am-11am

Safestore Stockport Bryant Monday - Saturday: 8.00am - 6.00pm, Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Safestore Oldham Monday - Saturday: 8.00am - 6.00pm, Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Safestore Manchester Old Trafford Monday - Saturday: 8.00am - 6.00pm, Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Safestore Manchester Central Monday - Saturday: 8.00am - 6.00pm, Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Safestore Altrincham Monday - Saturday: 8.00am - 6.00pm, Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Wythenshaw, Sunday 12th November: 11:30am - 3.00pm

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stretford 9th & 16th November: 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Enterprise car and van hire Stockport Bryant House, 59 Wellington Road N – Monday – Friday: 8.30am – 4.30pm

Birmingham drop off points and times

Birmingham New Street Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th November: 7:30am-11:30am

Safestore Birmingham Middleway Monday - Saturday: 8.00am - 6.00pm, Sunday - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Safestore Birmingham Central Monday - Saturday: 8.00am - 6.00pm, Sunday - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Pickwick Sports Ground Windermere Road, Birmingham Wednesday 9th November, Wednesday 16th November, Wednesday 22nd November, 6.30pm-8.00pm

Enterprise car and van hire Digbeth 70 High Street – Monday – Friday: 8.30am – 4.30pm

Bradford drop off points and times

Global Educational Trust 7 Darley Street - Wednesday 9th November, Friday 11th November, Wednesday 16th November, Friday 18th November – 10.00am – 4.00pm

Breaking The Silence (The Meridian Centre) 61 St Paul’s Road – Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 3.30pm

Enterprise car and van hire Bradford South 244 Sticker Land – Monday – Friday: 8.30am – 4.30pm

Enterprise car and van hire Bradford North 64 Queen’s Road – Monday – Friday: 8.30am – 4.30pm

Bristol drop off points and times

Safestore Bristol Pennywell Road Monday - Saturday: 8.00am - 6.00pm Sunday - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Safestore Bristol Ashton Gate Monday - Saturday: 8.00am - 6.00pm, Sunday- 10.00am - 4.00pm

Shah Jalal Mosque Stapleton Road, Eastville, Bristol – Saturday 12th November 12.00pm- 5.00pm

Glasgow drop off points and times

Safestore Glasgow Southside Monday - Saturday: 8.00am - 6.00pm, Sunday:10.00am - 4.00pm

Safestore Glasgow Central Monday - Saturday: 8.00am - 6.00pm, Sunday - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Townhead Village Hall St Mungo Avenue, Glasgow Monday - Friday: 11.00am - 8.00pm, Saturday:10.30am – 2.30pm

Hijama Wala Cupping Therapy, Kynoch Gym, Portman Street, Glasgow - Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 1.00pm-8.00pm

Leicester drop off points and times

Safestore Leicester Abbey Lane Leicester, Monday - Saturday: 8.00am - 6.00pm, Sunday - 10.00am - 4.00pm

The Peace Centre Thurncourt Road Leicester Open during prayer hours, click here for more details

The City Retreat Church Gate, Leicester, Monday – Friday 12.00pm - 6.00pm

Enterprise car and van hire Leicester City Centre 248 Loughborough Road – Monday – Friday: 8.30am – 4.30pm

Enterprise car and van hire Leicester South 29 Lutterworth Road – Monday – Friday: 8.30am – 4.30pm

London drop off points and times

Human Appeal London Office 57 Park Road NW1 6XU Monday - Friday: 10.00am - 6.00pm

London Community Hub 123 Whitechapel Road London E1 1DT, Monday - Friday: 10.00am - 6.00pm

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About Human Appeal

Human Appeal (registered charity 1154288) is a fully independent British development and relief NGO based in Manchester, UK. It was established in 1991 and runs targeted poverty relief programmes in collaboration with recognised global organisations like the United Nations. Its purpose is to save lives through emergency response and sustainable development programmes, across over 25 countries worldwide.

www.humanappeal.org.uk

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