Wylde Green Primary School to spearhead donations of coats and warm clothing for the homeless community and those in need.
Youngsters at Wylde Green Primary School will be gathering coats, warm jackets, scarves, socks, gloves and hats in their playground on Thursday morning. The school council formed entirely of youngsters aged as young as four have chosen to back Birmingham Cathedral’s coat donation scheme #WrapUpBrum.
Children and their families will be bringing all donations to the school, based in Green Lanes, before lessons start on Thursday morning. The school’s donations will tip the overall number of items collected for the scheme to a record amount. Last year, the Cathedral received over 3,000 coats. All were given to the homeless community and those in need.
On a daily basis donated items are placed on a rail outside the Cathedral entrance. #WrapUpBrum will run at Birmingham Cathedral until Friday 21 December. The Cathedral team will then be handing coats, scarves, hats and gloves out to the homeless community at the annual Christmas Dinner inside the Cathedral on Saturday 22 December.
All items can be donated to the #WrapUpBrum chalet within the Christmas Market in Cathedral Square. The chalet will be open from 9am Monday to Saturday and from 1pm on Sundays.
After the scheme has closed, the Cathedral will continue to work with local charities including St Basils, Lets Feed Brum, The Salvation Army and SIFA Fireside to ensure the items reach those who the vulnerable in our city.
Anna Pitt, Chief Executive at Birmingham Cathedral said the Cathedral has a commitment to engaging with the local community. She said: “I am delighted that the children at Wylde Green Primary school want to help with Wrap up Brum. They have made leaflets and helped to spread the word.
“The response to the scheme has been phenomenal and we have already eclipsed last year’s donations.”