Human Appeal, a British Muslim faith-based charity, are announcing today the launch of their first ever winter Wrap Up Birmingham Campaign. Following on from last year’s successful Wrap Up Manchester campaign, Human Appeal will also be running campaigns in Birmingham and Glasgow as well as being the charity sponsor of Wrap Up London. Across all four cities Human Appeal are aiming to collect and donate at least 21,00 coats to the rough sleepers of these cities. Wrap Up Manchester, Wrap Up London, Wrap Up Glasgow and Wrap Up Birmingham campaigns will start on the 13th November and run until 24th November.


In addition to providing warmth to homeless people, Human Appeal’s Wrap Up Campaign will provide coats to charities who help the elderly in crisis, children in poverty and refugees.

This campaign will be Wrap Up Manchester’s second year and Wrap Up London’s seventh year, but the first year of the project in Glasgow and Birmingham. Last year, when Human Appeal launched Wrap Up Manchester they aimed to collect 700 coats for vulnerable people in Manchester over the winter, instead 1,500 items were received. The campaign is supported by Network Rail and SafeStore; using their self-storage centres across Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham as donation sites throughout the collection period.

Othman Moqbel, Human Appeal’s Chief Executive says: “The winter months can be unforgiving for those sleeping rough or unable to afford a winter coat. We, in Human Appeal, want to not only offer a hand to those in desperate need of humanitarian aid, but to wrap an arm around those in desperate need of warmth. We aim to help people in need all across the world regardless of their race or religion or gender or location. Whether it’s someone in need in Mosul or Birmingham, Human Appeal aims to help in every humanitarian crisis.”


Samra Said, Human Appeal’s UK Domestic Programmes Manager who is leading on the Wrap Up Campaign, says: “The numbers of rough sleepers in the UK has risen by 133% over 5 years[1]. In the harsh winter months, Human Appeal empower all communities to come together through Wrap Up Birmingham to help those most in need. Warm someone’s body with a coat and warm their heart by letting them know you care.”

Human Appeal (www.humanappeal.org.uk) is one of the UK’s fastest growing charities. With a presence in 25 countries, spanning Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, we help in times of crisis and we deliver sustainable development programmes in the world’s poorest nations. Human Appeal received widespread coverage for their Muslims for Manchester campaign in May, which saw them raise over £28,000 for the victims of the Manchester Arena attack. Human Appeal raised over £170,000 for UK people in need, such as rough sleepers or victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan alone, this year.

The city locations, drop off points and dates people can donate coats are: https://humanappeal.org.uk/wrap-up-manchester/


Birmingham locations:

Human Appeal Shop, 522 Stratford Road, B11 4AJ, 13th – 15th November, 10am – 6pm, Sun closed

Safestore Self Storage Birmingham South, Unit 4, Clyde Street, Birmingham B12 0NY, 13th – 24th November, Mon to Wed 8am - 6pm, Thurs 8am to 8pm, Fri & Sat 8am to 6pm, Sun 10am to 4pm

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