Now, more than ever this year, your coats are needed! In these difficult times Chestertons is calling again for your donations of coats you no longer need. The annual Coat Drive in association with the charity Calling London is underway, and despite lockdown will continue through till the end of November.
From now until the end of November you can drop off your donations at any Chestertons Estate agents – your nearest being Chesterton East Sheen at 254a Upper Richmond Road (entrance round the corner, on Sheen Lane).
The volunteers at Calling London ask that the coats be clean and in good condition, ready to be given to someone who really needs it. They especially need men’s coats of all sizes and puffas for the under 6yr olds, but every coat donated is really appreciated.
Established in 2010 by local Kensington resident Frances Manthos, the charity collects warm coats and jackets to distribute to London’s most vulnerable, such as the homeless, the elderly, refugees and children.
As always, the Chestertons branches will act as drop-off points this November, for coat donations of any shape, size and colour.
All coats in clean & good condition welcome. You can drop off your donations outside Chestertons Estate Agents in East Sheen until the 30th November. The government hasn’t announced yet if estate agents can remain open during lockdown, but you can leave your coat donations at the collections outside the office in any case.
They are at 254a Upper Richmond Road, East Sheen SW14 8AG. Usual opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am till 6pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm.
Calling London is a charity that believes every Londoner should have a winter coat to keep them warm through the freezing winter months. They collect the coats, then sort and redistribute them directly to charities that hand them out to those Londoners most in need.