Statues wrapped in red coats to encourage coat donations

Statues wrapped in red coats to encourage coat donations

London’s statues have been wrapped up in bright red coats to encourage people to donate their spare garments. The initiative is called Wrap up London.

Hands On London, the intermediary between not-for-profits, and Sense London, the experience agency, have taken over Sherlock Holmes at Baker Street station, Amy Winehouse (above) at Camden Market, and Kinder Transport at Liverpool Street station.

The organisations are asking the public to donate their coats between 13 and 24 November as part of the 2017 Wrap Up London campaign. They will be passed on by Hands On London to people including the homeless, elderly, families in need, and refugee charities.

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