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Warm a heart, give a coat

Published Wednesday 16 October 2019 at 9:21

Help keep vulnerable people warm this winter by donating an unwanted coat.

For the second year running Rotarians in Lancashire are collecting your old, unwanted coats and giving them to charities that support the homeless, refugees, children living in poverty and people fleeing domestic violence (to name a few).

From puffer to parka, duffle to down, every donation helps, so get digging in your wardrobes and bring your old coats.  Any size, style, colour of men’s, women’s and children’s coats will be greatly appreciated.

All donations will then be sorted and delivered to nominated charity partners for distribution to those in need just in time for winter.

Cllr Phil Riley, Deputy Leader of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, said:

The Council are in full support of this appeal which will help to turn unwanted items into something that will make winter warmer for some of Lancashire’s most vulnerable people.  If you have a coat that you don’t wear anymore why not put it to good use and drop it off at one of the collections points across Lancashire, including Blackburn Town Hall reception, Darwen Market Hall and Darwen Leisure Centre.

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council’s Chief Executive Denise Park is pictured making her donation.  Denise said:

We’re always keen to support projects that help vulnerable local people, such as the recent DIY SOS Children in Need project for Nightsafe.  We hope this year’s Wrap Up Lancashire appeal will be a big success.

For more information and for details of collection points elsewhere in Lancashire visit the Wrap Up Lancashire website.  The collection period closes on 8 November.

 

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