Age UK is urging people to donate their old coats to sell in one of its shops this winter as part of the charity’s new Spread the Warmth campaign.
Recent research for the charity shows that more than 1.2 million people over 60 in the UK feel that having a warm coat would make the biggest difference to them this winter. Hugh Forde, Director of Retail, Trading and Training at Age UK, said: “Donating an old, unloved coat will go a long way towards making winter warmer for people in later life. With over 475 shops on high streets up and down the country, donating your old coat couldn’t be easier”.
Age UK’s Spread the Warmth campaign aims to help alleviate the needless suffering older people face each winter. Running from October to February, the campaign will focus on helping older people stay warm and well as well as reminding neighbours and friends of what they can do to help.
Donated coats can be dropped off at a local Age UK or Age Concern shop.
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