QEII to Wrap Up London

The QEII Centre is working closely with the HandsOn London’s ‘WrapUp London campaign. They want to provide a warm coat to anyone who is in need of one. To date they collected over 3000 coats since 2018.

So, go through your wardrobe and find a coat you would like to donate and head to the QEII. Anytime between 9 and 5:30 up to the 26th of November.

London’s leading conference and events venue, The QEII Centre, is asking event professionals and members of the public to donate their unwanted or unused coats to help keep some of the capital’s most vulnerable warm this winter.

QEII is again supporting charity HandsOn London’s Wrap Up London campaign which aims to provide a coat to anyone who needs one, including the homeless, vulnerable families and refugees.

The Westminster venue has collected 3,500 coats for the charity so far by serving as a donation point in 2018 and 2019 and is calling on the event industry to offer its generous support for the charity again this November.

Coat donations can be dropped off to QEII from the 8 to 26 November, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5.30pm. Donations of men’s, women’s, children’s and dog coats are welcomed.

QEII is asking event organisers to spread the word to their delegates so they can get involved and maximise donations.

When the collection campaign ends, donated coats are sorted by volunteers for HandsOn London and distributed to relevant charity partners around the capital.

Diane Waldron, director of sales and marketing at QEII, said: “We are always keen to support our local London community at QEII and HandsOn London’s Wrap Up London campaign enables us to go some way towards doing that. We are proud to serve as a donation point for coats again this year and encourage event organisers, delegates and Londoners to drop their good quality, unwanted coats into the centre so they can reach those who need them the most.”

Jon Meech, chief executive, HandsOn London, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that the QEII Centre will be joining Wrap Up London again for the third year. Their pledge enables a really key collection point as it will be only one in Westminster and a prime location for people living and working in the area to donate their spare warm coat.”

The BNC salutes the QEII Centre for this unique initiative and would like to hear of any other worthwhile projects that we can promote.