Winter Coat Collection

23 October 2023
By Kim Sullivan


Your donations are needed!

POSITIVE+ is proud to be supporting the Chestertons and Calling London Winter Coat Campaign once again.

Drop your spare winter coats, warm jackets or fleeces off at POSITIVE+ HQ by Monday 13th November or your nearest Chestertons branch by Monday 20th November and help vulnerable Londoners stay warm this winter.

Since partnering with the ‘Calling London’ charity in 2013, Chestertons has collected more and more coats every year, starting with 200 in their first year and growing to an incredible 4,000 in 2022. This year, Chestertons is aiming to collect 5,000 warm winter coats and jackets, which will then be distributed to vulnerable Londoners, and they need your help!

Who is Calling London?
Established in 2010 by Frances Manthos, Calling London collects winter coats and jackets and then distributes them to over 30 charitable organisations – helping the homeless, victims of domestic abuse, those living in poverty, the elderly, refugees and children.

Where can I drop off my donations?
Please drop your donations off at POSITIVE+ HQ, 44 Wates Way, Mitcham, Surrey CR4 4HR by Monday 13th November or any Chestertons London branch by Monday 20th November. Check your nearest branch here.

What winter clothing items are needed?

  • Coats of all styles
  • Ski jackets
  • Gilets
  • Fleeces

We need coats of all sizes – from infants to adults. Please ensure they are clean and in good condition, ready to wear.  Unfortunately, we cannot use any items with broken zippers, permanent stains or ripped linings.

Do you accept other winter clothes?
No, unfortunately, we can only accept warm winter coats and jackets as detailed above.

I don’t have a coat to donate, is there another way I can help?
Yes – there are many ways you can support the coat drive. Take a look below:

  • Spread the word! Please share the message across your social media, speak to your friends and family about it, and message your contacts on WhatsApp.
  • Consider collecting coats: if your place of work, childs school or college, or local church can run a collection, you are welcome to then drop these donations off at any Chestertons branch.

For more information about this initiative, visit

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