London estate agent Chestertons has once again turned its network of 33 offices into collection points for its annual Coat Drive, in partnership with the ‘Calling London’ charity, and is aiming to collect 5,000 unwanted coats to help keep needy Londoners and those most affected by the pandemic, warm this winter.
After running the initiative for seven years, Chestertons almost cancelled the collection this year because of Covid measures, but decided to continue with it after pleas from some of the charity beneficiaries highlighted that the need for support was greater than ever. Salah Mussa, Chairman of Chestertons said, “There are now more vulnerable people in the Capital that lack the ability to afford some of the most basic things, such as food for their families and a warm coat for the winter. We have been supporting homeless charities and foodbanks across London and are now hoping to collect over 5,000 coats by the end of November to be distributed to the most needy.”
Chestertons is now urging people to drop their unwanted winter coats to any of its branches in London before 30th November. Clean, warm coats and fleeces are required.