Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure’s Salford Quays office collected and donated 60 coats for the homeless in Manchester.

Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure took part in Barnabus’ the big coat collection campaign, a Christian charity that helps homeless people.

Homelessness in Salford has doubled every year since 2016 and has become a big problem in Greater Manchester.

Kate Hamilton, Social Value Advisor for Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure, said: “The Big Coat Collection was an appeal that the team saw online. Towns were partaking with drop-off points for coats that were no longer required. They thought ‘We can do that!’, and contacted local charity Barnabus with the idea; who welcomed it with open arms. The coats have to be in good condition and clean but all sizes are required.”

Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure is a UK construction and infrastructure business with a network of local offices. The company works for private and public sector customers on projects and frameworks from £50,000 to over £1 billion. Activities range from small works, repair and maintenance, to the design and delivery of complex construction and engineering projects where it is able to provide specialist design, tunnelling, utilities, building, civil engineering and mechanical and electrical services.

Kate Hamilton said: “It’s a great campaign to get involved in because not only does it result in a positive impact on the local community but it is also easy for everyone to contribute. We were pleasantly surprised with the way people responded to the appeal and took it to heart. Homelessness and vulnerability are prominent issues in Manchester and as the cold sets in, suitable clothing can literally be a matter of life and death.”


Kate Hamilton also touched on how other offices can join the campaign: “Any office can set up the Big Coat Collection, all you need is a place to store them. Even if there is no campaign near you, contact your local clothing bank or shelter and donate whatever you don’t need.”

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