Help us keep vulnerable people warm this winter by donating a coat!

Rotary Clubs in Blackburn, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley have launched a new initiative to ‘Wrap Up Lancashire’ this winter.

In partnership with Hands On London, a charity which introduced the ‘Wrap Up London’ initiative 8 years ago, Rotarians in East Lancashire are collecting your unwanted coats and giving them to charities that support the homeless, children living in poverty, vulnerable adults and people fleeing domestic violence (to name a few).

Collection points and sorting centres are now in operation across Accrington, Blackburn, Clayton-Le-Moors, Clitheroe, Great Harwood, Rishton & Whalley, and will remain until 3rd November to collect donations from the public.

All donations will then be sorted and delivered to our nominated charity partners, for distribution to those in need during the first two weeks of November, just in time for winter.

Any size, style, colour of men’s, women’s and children’s coats will be greatly appreciated. We will ensure we put them all to very good use.

We continue to look for additional companies and organisations who may be able to help us by placing one of our collection boxes in their premises, together with the accompanying posters advertising our campaign. We would ensure that coats are collected from these premises and brought to our central sorting centre on a regular basis, to avoid companies having to handle large volumes of donated items.

We’re working with some amazing charities and will hopefully be able to help a lot of vulnerable and needy adults and children in the next couple of months!!

If you feel you are able to help out, please get in touch.  But more importantly, get digging in those cupboards and wardrobes for your unwanted coats and bring them along to one of the collection centres where you see the Wrap Up Lancashire logo on display.

Thank you for your support.