Apologies. We have carefully checked the Tier 2 guidelines and discussed the risks with our charity partners, and we have no choice but to further postpone Wrap Up Brighton and Hove 2020. It is now planned for January 2021, further pandemic restrictions permitting. Please check here & our social media for the proposed dates and any last minute updates.
Normally run in early November, last years campaign in 2019, the first ever Wrap Up Brighton and Hove, collected 2126 coats and also 820 other items like jumpers, scarves, gloves, which were distributed to local charities. This was a brilliant result, so thank you to all the residents of Brighton & Hove for your generosity.
The campaign is a call out to Sussex residents for their used, old or unwanted coats, which will be collected by volunteers and distributed to local charities that support vulnerable people including the elderly, homeless, women’s refuge, children and low income families. This year, due to the pandemic, we hope that we will be able to use BRIGHTON STATION CONCOURSE, and this would be the only collection point.
To confirm, UK Government COVID-19 rules permitting, it will run during the peak morning commuter hours, 0700 to 1100, but please check our Twitter and Facebook for up to date information regarding this the weekend before.
Wrap Up 2020 will look a little different, but your help is needed more than ever. Sadly the number of people living in crisis in the UK is rising and in Brighton & Hove, particularly those who are young and homeless. Many people will suffer over the coming winter months and the donation of a spare coat can not only help keep a person warm, it can help save their life.
Wrap Up Brighton and Hove shows us the power we have when we come together as a community to help those most in need. The campaign is based on Hands On London’s annual coat collection and run by Brighton & Hove Soiree Rotary club. Every November, we setup locations where coats can be donated, sort them and help with their distribution to charities that support those in need across the city. We have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure we can stay safe and follow the Government guidelines, but still collect and distribute warm coats to our charity partners that rely on this service every year. Last November, we collected well over 2,000 warm coats and 800 other warm items that were then distributed to a dozen or so charities that included Sussex Homeless Support, The Clock Tower Sanctuary, Off the Fence, Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project, Brighton and Hove YMCA, RISE, Heads On Charity, First Base Brighton Housing Trust, Emmaus, The Brighton and Hove City Mission, Brighton Women’s Centre.