Last year's Leeds Winter Coat Appeal was a huge success thanks to the many businesses, individuals and community groups that got involved donating and distributing coats.

We were able to give out over 6,500 items of winter clothing to families for free. That saved people over £132,000 - money that stayed within the family budget and could be spent on other essentials. The rising cost of food, utilities and other living costs is hitting people hard and it's especially difficult over the cold winter months.

Leeds is a very generous city and we are so thankful that people can and want to help. This year we'd like people to share the winter coats they no longer want or need. It's such a great way to come together as a community and share the things we have. It's good for the environment because it cuts down on the demand for new and it's great for families who don't have to worry about the cost of coats.

This year we are looking for donations of good quality and clean:

The appeal launches on 16th October with the final date for donations on Friday 26th January 2024.

Scott Hall Leisure Centre - Scott Hall Road, LS7 3DT

BITMO - BITMOs GATE, Aberfield Gate, Belle Isle, LS10 3QH

Cottingley Children’s Centre - Cottingley Drive, LS110JP

Holt Park Leisure Centre - Holtdale Approach, LS16 7RX

Welcome In Community Centre - 55 Bedford Drive, LS16 6DJ

The Calf Shed - 300 Otley Road, LS16 6RG

Aireborough Leisure Centre - The Green Guiseley, LS20 9BT

Wetherby Leisure Centre - Lodge Lane, Wetherby, LS22 5FN

Garforth Leisure Centre - Ninelands Lane, Garforth, LS25 1NX

Morrison’s Rothwell - 1 Jail Yard Parade, Rothwell, LS26 0QJ

Morley Leisure Centre - Queensway, LS27 9JP

Pudsey Leisure Centre - Market Place, LS28 7BE

Reduce, Reuse Kids Clothes- Pudsey Community Project, Fartown, Pudsey, LS28 8LP

All items donated will be available at various distribution points across Leeds (to be confirmed shortly) and will be FREE for anyone to take. All coats will have been distributed by the end February 2024.