Can you spare a coat to help us raise vital funds to keep vulnerable older people warm and well this winter?
Back for the 3rd year, our Donate a Coat appeal is calling on everyone to Spread the Warmth by donating old winter coats to an Age UK shop to be sold on and loved again – with all the profits going to Age UK’s vital winter warmth work.
Celebrity coats on sale, coming to a store near you!
A host of celebrities have kindly donated their coats to be sold in our shops as part of Donate a Coat, including Lynda Bellingham (right), Mary Berry and Stephen Fry.
You can look at them from 9th November, but They're only available to buy from 19th November.
And if that wasn't enough, we've also been given a selection of brand new coats from some top retailers including Topshop, Barbour, Ted Baker, New Look, Wallis, Burton, BHS, Miss Selfridge, Jaeger, H&M, Dorothy Perkins, River Island and French Connection.
Celebrity and high-street coats will be available from Friday 9 November in the following stores:
Altrincham (featuring Geri Halliwell's coat) - SOLD
Bicester (featuring 2 coats donated by Julien MacDonald)
Blandford Forum (featuring Tamsin Outhwaite's coat)
Haywards Heath (featuring Mary Berry's coat) - SOLD
Ilkley (featuring Lynda Bellingham's coat)
Romford (featuring Mollie King's coat) - SOLD
Sprowston (featuring Stephen Fry's coat)
Sunderland (featuring Jane MacDonald's coat) - SOLD
Weston Super Mare (featuring Jo Wheatly's coat)
Winchester (featuring Miranda Hart's coat) SOLD
Want to donate?
Over 8,000 coats were donated and resold through Age UK shops last winter, helping to raise thousands of pounds to help older people.
Whether you are donating your coat or buying a new one from Age UK shops you can help Age UK Spread the Warmth this winter.
Find your nearest Age UK shop
Why we're collecting coats
Each winter, an extra 200 older people die every day from the effects of cold weather. Age UK is here to change that.
- Age UK helps people get benefits and grants to help with heating costs.
- Our Winter Grants Programme helps local partners deliver groceries to those trapped by bad weather.
- And our volunteers are making friends with those who would otherwise have no human contact.
You could help with just one small act of kindness. Let a coat you have loved be loved all over again.
You can donate your coat, or other quality items, to any Age UK shop.