wnDirect supporting Wrap Up London for the second year running

Nov 08, 2016

As the nights begin to draw in and the air gets a distinct chill in it, most of us begin to conjure up images of festive frolics with sparkling lights and sounds of Christmas Carols. However, for those who are homeless and live on the streets, the winter period is significantly more miserable and harsh. That’s why we have chosen to support the annual charity coat collection Wrap Up London again, for the second year running, to help them reach their target of collecting 15,000 unwanted, old and used coats for those most likely to struggle to keep warm during the winter months.

More than 8,000 people have slept rough on London's streets throughout 2015 and 2016, and many thousands more continue to live in crisis. This is a trend that doesn’t look like it’s going to reverse any time soon. The winter months can be the toughest for vulnerable people across the city, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

So what is Wrap Up London?

Wrap Up London is an annual charity coat collection which calls upon members of the public to give their old coats new life by donating unwanted and used coats which are then distributed directly to those most likely to struggle to keep warm during the winter months. The donated coats are distributed via homeless shelters, refugee centres, elderly organisations, women’s refuges, children’s centres and various other charities.

This year’s Wrap Up London campaign will run from the 7th – 18th November and coats can be dropped off at various London Underground stations during this period.

How are wnDirect supporting Wrap Up London?

Here at wnDirect we know a thing or two about delivery and aren’t bad at coming up with innovative ideas so we’ve teamed up with the lovely people at Collect+, for the second year running, to offer the use of our returns portal to enable people who aren’t able to deliver a coat to one of the collection points in London, to do so using our logistics network.

There are over 5,800 drop off locations allowing people to donate coats from across the UK which significantly extends the reach of this fabulous campaign and should help Wrap Up London meet their target of collecting 15,000 coats in no time.

The first 250 delivery labels are completely free to download and can include as many coats as you like up to 10kg in a package that is up to 50x50x60cm in size. Once all of the free delivery labels have been used up they will cost no more than £3.75. Not a huge price to pay to keep someone warm this winter!

For more information, and to download your delivery label visit https://www.collectplus.co.uk/wrapuplondon

So what are you waiting for? Have a dig around in your wardrobe and give your old coat new life this winter. A small, simple act of kindness that will make a big difference to those most likely to struggle to keep warm during the winter months. Spread the word amongst friends and family and help Wrap Up London reach, and even exceed their target of 15,000 coats.

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