The Coat Appeal
Homelessness across Manchester currently sits at 5,564. That is 5,564 too many... and that figure is only the people that have been accounted for. We decided to take action. The BARE Team, along with volunteers, took the streets of Manchester City Centre with 420 items and distributed them to rough sleepers, the homeless and street workers.
Honestly, we were in utter shock and disbelief at the amount of people sleeping on the streets. We started the day thinking we had more than enough coats, only to realise that 420 items barely scratched the surface. We will continue to donate our time and services to Charities that support the homeless and we endeavour to do another Coat Appeal at the end of 2021.