It's that time of year again when you can help vulnerable people by donating your unwanted coats to Wrap Up.

Rotary Clubs across Cumbria are taking part in Wrap Up 2019, which sees coats distributed to those who need them through homeless shelters, refugee centres, children's centres and more.

Teams of volunteers will be working alongside various organisations to make Wrap Up Cumbria possible, and they're dedicated to helping the vulnerable and less fortunate within the community keep warm over the winter months.

Rotaries taking part include; Whitehaven Castle, Workington Derwent, Maryport and Silloth, with many more scattered across the county.

Mary Bradley, Immediate Past District Governor for the area, said: "We are lucky that so many wonderful organisations and individuals believe in the campaign and want to make it a success; it is their generosity that enables Wrap Up Cumbria to happen."

Although the teams appreciate support, they wish to remind people that they are only accepting coats.

"While we appreciate the gesture behind giving other kinds of clothing to the Wrap Up Family, unfortunately it slows down our ability to sort through and distribute coats to those in need," Mary explained.

"If you have other clothes or items that you would like to donate to a good cause, why not check out who would love to help."

Wrap Up Cumbria is supported by many organisations, and Bev Horne from Workington Derwent Rotary Club said: "We are grateful to all our sponsors, who choose to sponsor different parts of Wrap Up Cumbria – without their backing, the scheme would not be sustainable."

For more information on the heartwarming work of Wrap Up Cumbria, visit