Schools in Chorleywood and the Three Rivers donated almost 600 coats for a collection campaign.
Six schools; The Russell School, Chorleywood Primary School, St Clement Danes School, Christchurch Primary School, Sarratt Primary School and Little Green School, together collected 591 coats to Wrap Up London, a national campaign to collect unwanted coats for charities in the capital.
The coats are redistributed to people who are homeless, refugees, older people, people fleeing domestic violence, and those at risk through living in poverty.
Chorleywood Primary headteacher, Mrs Roberts, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been part of this initiative. Our pupils actively seek to support causes they are passionate about.”
The Russell School headteacher Claire Pitt, added: “The donations box was overflowing every day. Its really lovely to see how generous the community was to help those in need this winter.”
For people facing crisis, the impact of receiving a coat can go further than just keeping warm. The coats collected by Wrap Up London offer a real opportunity for positive change.
When a person at risk makes contact with a charity to collect a coat they receive practical help from that organisation and have the opportunity to accept ongoing support to change their situation long-term.
Picture courtesy of Wrap Up London