Press Release

Students launch city-wide coat appeal for kids

Published on 6 December 2019

University of Dundee students have launched a collection for coats to make sure no child goes cold this winter

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Caroline Branchu and Scott Quinn with coat collection

With temperatures dropping, Adult Nursing student Caroline Branchu decided it was time to clean out the cupboards and set up a drop-off point in Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) for cosy coats that tots have outgrown.

“A lot of people don’t realise the hardship some people in Dundee face,” said Caroline, 36.

“Children shouldn’t have to go cold in the winter, so we have to do what we can to help.”

The Kid’s Coat Collection drop-off is situated on Level 4 of DUSA, and according to Vice President of Fundraising Scott Quinn, students have already begun to donate pre-loved winter warmers.

“We’ve had a great response so far and many folk are getting in touch but we need as many coats as we can get to make a difference. If your child has outgrown a coat or they are lingering in the loft don’t hesitate to bring them in.”

DUSA’s coat collection runs until Friday 20 December, with donations to be distributed to children throughout the Dundee area.

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