Leeds retailer Accent Clothing is teaming up with Canadian clothing brand Nobis for a coat drive event at Accent’s store.
Whilst so many of us enjoy our central heating – even take it for granted – the rough sleepers of Leeds obviously struggle to keep warm. Accent is opening their Queen’s Arcade store on 11 December from 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. so that people can bring a winter coat that they no longer wear. If they get there before the supply has run out, they’ll be given a Nobis scarf in exchange for their coat donation.
There’ll be a raffle in aid of local charity Simon on The Streets, with a chance to win a Nobis 2020 winter collection coat, and there will be other prizes.
For those who buy a new coat at Accent, there’s a £50 discount which will be matched by a donation to the charity of £50.
That’s not all: Slingsby Gin will be serving complimentary cocktails and shots from an ice luge sculpture, PBR Streetgand DJ Tom Thorpe will provide the sound and Barber B (Piranha Hair Studios) will offer complimentary haircuts. Any tips will also go to Simon on The Streets.
So – whether you choose just to bring along a coat, donate some cash, buy some raffle tickets or have yourself a quick trim, your donation will go directly to Simon on The Streets to help them, in their 20th year, to bring some comfort to the homeless in Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield.
A word about Nobis
Now ten years old, Nobis was established by Robin Yates, renowned for outerwear which combines fashion with function.
Accent Director Martin Schneider said:
“We’re thrilled to stock the Nobis range in Accent and what better way to launch the brand’s latest collections than with a charity collaboration with Simon on the Streets. By asking attendees at our event to raid their wardrobe for old winter coats to donate to charity, the aim is to keep some of the rough sleepers of Leeds and beyond a little warmer this winter.
In exchange, Nobis are offering beautiful scarves, beanie hats and the chance to win a winter coat of their choice valued at £1,000. So, dig deep in your wardrobes and pockets, feel the warmth of giving back and join us on the 11th December and let’s make a difference as we celebrate the festive party season with great music and a few drinks.’’
11-13 Queens Arcade
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