How your old winter coat could transform someone’s life this week

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Susan Devaney

Wrap Up London needs your help this winter. 

If, like us, you have a coat that’s been hanging at the back of your wardrobe for years then it’s time to give it a better home.

For the eighth year running, London-based charity Wrap Up London are appealing for people to donate their old coats to help people in need this winter.

And it couldn’t be easier to give back as the charity will be setting up collection points around major tube stations around London from Monday 12 November to Wednesday 14 November, from 7am until 11am.

From homeless people to refugees and women’s refuges, the coats will be distributed to various charities across the city this November. 

Collection points: 

Canary Wharf

Exact location: look for helpers at the bottom of the main escalators in the station (opposite Reuters). They’ll be positioned in front of the pillar.

King’s Cross

Exact location: at the north entrance to the tube station off Pancras Road in the Northern Ticket Hall.

Liverpool Street

Exact location: go inside the London Underground entrance next to Costa Coffee and behind the NatWest ATMs (closest entrance on Liverpool Street).

London Bridge

Exact location: positioned by the main pillar in the middle of the tube station foyer – opposite the Jubliee line gates.


Exact location: at the bottom of the stairs by the underground entrance (use one of the original entrances just outside the main station).


Exact location: at the entrance to the Jubilee line off Waterloo Road or down the escalator opposite platform five in the main station. Take a left and you’ll find the stand by Lola’s Cupcakes. 

All coats must be donated by 23 November.

If you’re keen to help volunteer, host a collection or want to know more details then you find them here.

Images: Unsplash 


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Susan Devaney

Susan Devaney is a digital journalist for, writing about fashion, beauty, travel, feminism, and everything else in-between.

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