Last minute appeal to support the ‘Wrap Up Manchester’ campaign

Today is the last chance to donate coats


Prominent campaigners in Greater Manchester have made a last minute appeal to the public for any spare coats to be donated to Human Appeal’s ‘Wrap Up Manchester’ campaign before the 18th of November deadline.

‘Wrap Up Manchester’ is Human Appeal’s winter campaign aiming to collect old and unwanted coats from members of the public, and give them directly to those in need during the winter months.

The Liberal Democrats’ Greater Manchester Mayoral candidate, Cllr. Jane Brophy, said: “Speaking with organisers today and seeing the heroic work Human Appeal does has been truly eyeopening. It’s clear that their work is changing the lives of the most vulnerable across Britain, and if elected as mayor of Greater Manchester I will work hard to ensure Human Appeal gets significantly more support to continue carrying out their vital work.

“Anyone with any spare clothing should head to Human Appeal’s website to find out their nearest drop off point.”

Greater Manchester mayoral candidate Jane Brophy with Human Appeal campaigners

Greater Manchester mayoral candidate Jane Brophy with Human Appeal campaigners

Former Manchester MP turned sole opposition councillor, John Leech, added: “The work Human Appeal does both here in Manchester and across the country is of serious significance and importance to so many people’s lives, and it has been a real honour to be a part of their invaluable work today. I have worked with Human Appeal many times before and I look forward to doing so again.”

Mr Leech pleaded: “The winter months are the toughest times for vulnerable people across Manchester, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Today I really must urge anyone who can spare a coat, jacket, blanket or any other warm clothing to please donate it to Human Appeal at one of their centres as soon as possible!”

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Councillor John Leech with Human Appeal campaigners at the Trafford Safe Store donation site

Human Appeal is a humanitarian aid charity based in Manchester, whose work ranges from combatting homelessness to supporting refugees, will be following up the emergency aid they provided to victims of the floods that hit the UK in December last year.

Human Appeal’s CEO, Othman Moqbel, said: “Last winter, we were reminded that the UK is not immune to natural disasters, as Storm Desmond and Storm Eva hit and caused heavy flooding and £1.5 billion worth of damage. We helped provide emergency aid whilst the floods were at the worst in December and now we are trying to keep as many of Manchester’s homeless warm this winter.”

MPs Kate Green and Jim McMahon are also supporting the campaign.

MPs Kate Green and Jim McMahon are also supporting the campaign.

To find your nearest place to donate, click here.

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