Leading political figures from across the political spectrum in Greater Manchester, Sir Graham Brady MP, Andy Burnham and Kate Green MP have given their support to Wrap Up Manchester, a charity coat collection campaign for homeless and vulnerable people run by Human Appeal.
Sir Graham Brady visited the SafeStore Altrincham collection site yesterday to donate a coat, Andy Burnham visited the collection point at Manchester Piccadilly station on Monday and donated a coat and Kate Green MP visited the SafeStore Old Trafford site on Friday.
Human Appeal are also running Wrap Up Birmingham and Wrap Up Glasgow campaigns in partnership with flexible volunteering focused charity Hands On London, who are running the Wrap Up London campaign, the project which inspired Wrap Up Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow.
The campaign launched on Monday 12thNovember and runs until Friday 23rd November. Human Appeal estimate they have already collected over 1,500 coats.
Human Appeal have set up numerous donation points across Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham, including locations as high profile as Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station and various SafeStore self storage locations across the cities, where the public can drop off unwanted coats until 23rd November.
From there Human Appeal sort through the coats and then distribute them to homeless shelters and other centres which helps vulnerable people. From there people who need the coats go and collect them from professionals who can also provide advice and services to help beneficiaries.
The appeal confinues until Friday 23rd November across Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow so please visit https://humanappeal.org.uk/