DUE TO an influx of donations Oakland International and Attwell Farm Park’s support of Hope4’s Winter Coats Campaign in Redditch has been extended and will now finish on Wednesday, January 17.
Lorry loads of warm coats and clothing have already made their way to children and vulnerable people, including adults in the Ukraine and Moldova and, as winter temperatures start to drop, time is of the essence.
Partnering in support of Hope4’s Winter Coats Campaign, Oakland International is providing the transport to its partner depot in Chisinau, Moldova, from where all donations will be distributed to help children keep warm this winter.
Hope4 Trustee Laura Croudace said: “As a parent it has been overwhelming to see people supporting the work of Hope4 to ensure children and vulnerable people in Moldova, and Ukrainian refugees, are kept warm this winter.
“No parent ever wants to see their child suffering and cold, and the team at Hope4 are doing everything possible to keep children warm.
“It has been amazing to partner with Attwell Farm Park and Oakland International to collaborate with communities sending in coats and warm clothes, seeing people drop off items at the farm.
“Thank you to everyone who donated coats.”
Oakland International has several collection points around the UK and through its direct Hope4 supply route guarantees all donations will reach those in need.
Unwanted good quality used winter coats, warm clothing, hats, scarves, and gloves can all be dropped off at Attwell Farm Park in Beoley, Redditch, and new items can be ordered online and sent direct to Oakland International at: Winter Coat Campaign, Oakland International, Seafield Lane, Beoley, Redditch, B98 9DB.
Laura added: “We are still fundraising to buy snowsuits for babies and toddlers, as this was a gap in our collection of used items.
“Anyone able to donate will ensure we can buy items needed to ensure little noses and toes are kept warm as temperatures continue to drop to -10C currently.
“And above all, thank you to everyone for helping Hope4.”