31 October 2013

Calling Londoners! Wrap Up London 2013 is here!

I need your help bloggers and readers!

London needs your old coats!  

And I need some people to volunteer with me and keep me company!

As we are all very much aware by now, winter is approaching. The temperature has cooled, the trees have changed to beautiful autumnal colours and we've already been hit with our first storm. Inevitably the snow will be here soon.

If you're a bit of a shopaholic like me then you'll probably openly admit that there tends to be at least one new coat in the cupboard each winter. A girl has to keep it fresh!

But what about the old ones?  The ones you hardly ever/never wear any more, gathering dust at the back of the wardrobe?

This is where London needs you!

I'm getting to the point, honest...

Hands On London is an amazing charity in their 3rd campaign year, collecting unwanted coats from the generous public and distributing them to London's most vulnerable - homeless shelters, centres for the elderly, youth centres, women's refuges, refugee support groups, care homes and food banks.

This year they are aiming to distribute over 10,000 coats to over 100 charitable organisations across Greater London.

So your help is needed in one (or both!) of two ways....


Grab those unwanted coats, stick them in a bag and bring them along with you on your way to work - volunteers will be collecting them at the following tube stations on 13th, 14th and 15th November, 7am until 11am:

Kings Cross
Charing Cross
London Bridge
Liverpool Street
Baker Street
Canary Wharf
Highbury and Islington

Volunteer with me!

I'm going to be doing a bit of promoting (11th & 12th November) and coat collection outside one or more of the tube stations listed above (13th, 14th 15th November).

I know many people's days are already packed to the brim but if you can spare an hour or two on any of the above dates, then drop me a line at cocktailsandcaroline@yahoo.co.uk or comment below and we can discuss times, places and quite possibly, lunch afterwards!

I hope to hear from you 

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  1. Believe it or not I don't have many coats but I will ask friends and family whether they have any to donate.

    I'll be in work on the dates you've given but I'm not far from London Bridge that I could pop down or might be able to get some time off work on one of the days.


    1. Hi Victoria!

      That would be amazing if you could see if anyone has any unwanted coats tucked away!

      What time do you need to be in work? Maybe you could do a couple of hours with me one morning? Perhaps 7am - 9am at London Bridge on either 13th, 14th or 15th?


  2. I have quite a few coats that could be donated! Was going to put them in the clothes bank... I won't be able to volunteer unfortunately though as I have to work :( Wish it was at the weekend and I could come and help!

    Katie <3

    1. That's ok, just bring the clothes along one of those mornings if you can and one of the volunteers will take it from you. Thank you!!

  3. Hey Caroline I might be able to help actually!! I have some days off and could come keep you company. I've donated most of my unused coats a few months ago so don't actually have any to give.. I'll check with my friends though!

    { Teffys Perks Blog } X

    1. Teffy, that would be amazing! I'll Twitter you details of when I'm doing it to see if you can make it along x


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