It really is my birthday and I am very happy to celebrate it online, by letting you know about a drive to get your unwanted warm winter coats to those who need them. The initiative is called Calling London Coat Drive and it is an incredibly simple idea – you just take any unwanted winter coats (clean and in good condition) to a Chesterton’s estate agent from Monday and they will pass them on to Calling London who will sort them into sizes and redistribute them to those who need them. The coats are not sold, they are handed out. They need children’s coats as well as adults and I’m sure many parents can find something a smaller family member has outgrown.
Coats can be taken to any of Chesterton’s 30 branches in London – they are in Ledbury Road, W11, Kensington High Street and Kensington Church Street – as well as Battersea, Greenwich, Tower Bridge, Kew and Westminster. See the full list at Calling London
You can also drop them off at the town halls in Chelsea, Kensington, Hammersmith and Westminster.
The drive runs from Monday 2nd November (my birthday) to Friday 20th November