Author: Louise Cooke

  • Parish Donations to Sharewear

    This recent donation from the Holy Spirit Catholic church, West Bridgford was very significant. Why? Because the man delivering it, Graham Doust, used to teach our CEO Louise Cooke at Christ the King school. She is so pleased to have hooked back up with him through Sharewear, 27 yaers after leaving the school. Also, since […]

  • Feedback from a Partner

    What a nice surprise was waiting for us at Sharewear today: this ‘Thank you’ message from our partner The Health Shop. At Christmas, for the second year running, we provided them with the clothes that they distributed as presents at their annual Christmas breakfast for the homeless. We once again were easily able to provide […]

  • Mascot for Sharewear Schools (Primary)

    Look who dropped in for our session today!! Paddington has joined the team as our official mascot for Sharewear Schools (Primary), and will be going ‘on tour’ soon. Still haven’t heard of Sharewear Schools? Don’t miss out on this new initiative launching in March to mark our 3rd birthday.  Contact us if you would like your […]

  • Our Clothes Turning Around a Crisis

    “What you are doing here is beautiful!” was the comment from this man when the team today were able to help him and his family with clothes and bedding.  “We were really hoping that 2017 was going to be a better year for us, but so far things have just got worse. At least now we have […]

  • Specific Clothes Needed

    A huge amount of sorting was done by volunteers today, whilst clothing two families and making a delivery too. This work has revealed that we have a shortage of boys trousers ages 2 –10.  We have plenty of other boys clothes of that age, but not trousers. Boys obviously wear all their trousers out and […]

  • Top Brands Free

    This mum was literally walking on ‘Air’ today after getting many items like this one for her son at Sharewear. Meanwhile, another mum was taking home clothes for her much younger son, including Timberland boots and JoJo Maman Bebe trousers.  No matter what the brands, the outcome is always the same: people feel clothed in […]

  • Sharewear Schools

     On a freezing cold day we clothed 4 families on site and made a big delivery to our outreach partner Nottingham and Notts Refugee Forum. On top of this, CEO Louise Cooke, gave a presentation to 400 Year 12 and 13 students at The Minster School Sixth Form. These young people are going to join […]

  • Clothes Transforming Lives

    Imagine the scenario: You’ve known about an interview which will get you back into work and out of crisis for weeks. You’ve passed all the pre-interview tests and already made a good impression. But then, your crisis deepens temporarily and not only can’t you buy clothes for the interview,  but you lose  your home and […]

  • Meeting Baby’s Needs

    What do you do when your health visitor advises you that you haven’t got the things that you need for your baby, and you have no hope of buying it all? Not just clothes, but the correct baby bedding and towels too. You get a referral from your support worker to Sharewear Clothing Scheme, come […]