It's a huge, very old-fashioned thing. I don't even know what kind of fur it is (brown?!) but my boyfriend has nicknamed it "the pimp coat" - it's definitely not the kind of thing that people here would actually wear any more. I was unsure about giving it to a charity shop because it seems like the kind of thing that someone would buy just for a laugh and I'd rather it was used constructively.
I thought maybe I could donate it to somewhere that sends things to poor people living in a cold country, that way it might feasibly do some good. I don't have the first idea where to start looking for something like that though, or if anywhere would even take it. Or if there's anywhere I could donate it for it to be repurposed, instead of someone buying something with new fur (though I'm less happy with that idea). I even thought about giving it to a homeless guy I often pass on my way home from work but since I don't know him or much about his situation, I wasn't sure.
Any suggestions or better ideas?
eta: I'm in Scotland - thought that might be important to mention!