Author: Louise Cooke

  • New Volunteers Join the Team

    New Volunteers Join the Team

    At a very busy session today at Sharewear we clothed five families with members ranging from an unborn baby boy to a 67 year-old grandma.  A visitor from Recycle and Free in Sherwood Facebook group, who support our work , was so blown away by the range and quality of clothing and the numbers of […]

  • December Deadline for Donations

     As we are moving premises on Friday 30th December we unfortunately need to impose a strict deadline for your clothing donations to help us get organised for the move, whilst at the same time still helping people with referrals and carrying out deliveries! Therefore the last day for donations this year is Friday 9th December. If […]

  • Flurry of Donations at Sharewear

    Flurry of Donations at Sharewear

      Today saw a flurry of activity at Sharewear Clothing Scheme. Not only did we clothe members of five families, but we also received a record number of clothes donations. One of the donations  was delivered by students from the University of Nottingham, in response to our recent appeal for young men’s clothing. We are […]

  • Blankets on a Wintery Wednesday

    On our busiest Wednesday so far at Sharewear we had four referrals, including two different people who have just spent a year as street homeless and have now been placed in council accommodation.  Although they now have roofs over their heads, they have no food, no way of affording to have heating on, and only had the […]

  • Sharewear Definitely Still in the EU

    It was great to welcome courier Ryan with clothes from France, yes France this weekend! He delivered three large boxes of clothes sent from the ex-pat community in Morzine, a Ski town on the border of the French and Swiss Alps. The residents had heard about us and held a clothing collection for our current needs, […]

  • Boot-i-ful day at Sharewear

    Today at Sharewear we clothed another 22 people on site or through deliveries, including 15 children. These absolutely gorgeous boots, in pristine condition, were so gratefully received by this lady, who could not thank us enough. In fact, she was so blown away that she stayed on for the rest of the day to help […]

  • Nottingham Girl’s High School Donation

    Today we welcomed John with a delivery from Nottingham Girls’s High School. The Deputy Head Girl had heard about our work and suggested that the sixth form get involved. After appealing for coats and clothes, their collections added up to a big delivery for John.  We are always willing to come into schools and offer […]

  • Combatting Crisis, Creating Change, Creating Warmth.

    22 children and 12 adults were kitted out for the winter today at Sharewear Clothing Scheme. As well as clothing 34 people across 14 referrals, we hosted RT international news channel and became an authorised organisation to host jobseekers placed on work experience. But for or our unbelievably dedicated team of volunteers this was just […]

  • Families Saved from Freezing

    Families Saved from Freezing

    “It’s just so good to know that people care!”  “I can’t have the heating on, but in this I’ll be so cosy!” These were just some of the comments made today by people in an incredibly busy and freezing session that saw us clothe an unbelievable 9 families, 30 people, in just one session! And […]