I don’t know about you but for me, one of the things I love about the winter months is wrapping up warm and being cosy and snuggly in a brand new coat, but it’s so easy to take for granted that we can actually do that and there are so many people in London who don’t have that luxury. We here are Davis Brown Estate Agents in Fitzrovia are very much of the mind “out with the old (giving the “old” to charity), in with the new” and have teamed up with Wrap Up London – a fantastic charity who are in their sixth year of collecting old, unwanted or used coats from members of the public to distribute directly to those who are likely to struggle in the cold weather this Winter. Wrap Up London (organised by the charity Hands on London), works with many homeless shelters including refugee and children’s centres, elderly organisations & women’s shelters, to name but a few, so coats of all sizes are very welcome. Last year nearly 14,000 coats were collected in the capital and the charity is looking to collect at least that number again this year.
Davis Brown are getting involved by holding an in-house coat collection, where we are hoping as many “Fitzrovians” will be able to drop in a coat, have a chocolate on us and maybe even pose for an Instagram or Twitter pic! We are welcoming coats of all shapes and sizes, but we are especially after men’s coats as historically these have been in higher demand. If you have a coat to spare, we are taking donations now! So please pop by to Davis Brown, 1 Margaret St, W1W 8RB, between the hours of 9 and 5pm Monday to Friday – no need to call ahead. Last collection will be on Thursday 17th November at 5pm. We hope to see you soon!
Wrap Up London really seems to bring out the best in Londoners; people have been bringing whole suitcases full of old coats, and at the end of last week at Highbury and Islington (one of the coat collection points), a young school boy got off his bike and handed over his own coat, and when asked if his Mum would mind he replied saying that other people needed it more than him. It warms the cockles of my heart to see such caring humanity. So come on Londoners – let’s pull together as a community! Give a coat, warm a heart!
You can find more information at www.handsonlondon.org.uk