This is how you can help keep the homeless of Leeds a little warmer this winter

A charity event is aiming to help keep the homeless of Leeds and beyond a little warmer this winter.

Thursday, 5th December 2019, 6:00 am
Accent Clothing and Nobis have joined forces with charity Simon on the Streets for The Warmth Of Giving Back.

Leeds store Accent Clothing have teamed up with luxury Canadian brand Nobis and homeless charity Simon on the Streets for a coat drive charity event with a difference.

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A charity raffle will offer attendees the chance to win a winter coat of their choice from the Nobis 2020 winter collection (worth £1,000), along with several other incredible prizes. Anyone that purchases a Nobis coat at the event will automatically receive a £50 discount and another £50 will be donated directly to the charity by Accent.

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All winter coats, cash donations and raffle ticket proceeds will go directly to Simon on the Streets, who have been celebrating 20 years of helping local homeless communities in 2019.

Their work across Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield has had an immensely positive impact on Yorkshire’s homeless community since they began back in 1999.

Nobis was set up a decade ago by Robin Yates and combines function with fashion and innovation, creating outdoor jackets and accessories that look as good on the streets as they do on the slopes.

Accent director, Martin Schneider, said: ‘’We’re thrilled to stock the Nobis range in Accent and what better way to launch the brands 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.’’