Swansea City's #GiveAJackAJacket campaign proves a big help
10th January 2017
The Swans' successful #GiveAJackAJacket campaign has helped keep the homeless warm this winter, thanks to over 2,000 donations.
Partnering with Welsh homeless charity, The Wallich, the initiative saw the Swans encourage fans to donate their unwanted warm clothing to help rough sleepers fight the chill.
With the Jack Army responding in their masses, we managed to collect more than 2,000 pieces of warm winter clothing including 1,907 jackets, 662 jumpers, 223 wool hats and 293 scarves.
"The response we had to Give A Jack A Jacket was phenomenal and we'd like to thank every member of the Jack Army who donated," said marketing and PR coordinator, Jordan Harris. "The hundreds of donations were vital in helping the homeless combat the cold and we are incredibly grateful to everyone who donated, whether it was a coat, a jumper, a pair of gloves or a pair of shoes."
Not only did the charitable campaign witness Swans fans coming together to help The Wallich and the homeless population of Wales, it also saw the players get involved.
Captains of both the men's and ladies teams - Leon Britton and Alicia Powe - donated their training jackets, with Powe personally handing out the donations her team collected.
Spanish duo Fernando Llorente and Angel Rangel handed out hot food provided by Levy Restaurants UK at the Swans' soup kitchen held at the Liberty Stadium, as well as helping to spread Christmas cheer by giving everyone in attendance a Swans scarf.
Additionally, club ambassador Lee Trundle hit the streets of Swansea on a cold November morning to join The Wallich's team on their daily breakfast run where he handed out hot drinks and food to those sleeping rough in Swansea.
Businesses and schools throughout Swansea also got behind Give A Jack A Jacket by hosting our donation boxes for the duration of the campaign to collect clothing from their customers and pupils alike.
The Swans would like to thank everyone who donated and helped make Give A Jack A Jacket so successful.