Author: Louise Cooke

  • Talking About Striving for a Poverty Free Nottingham

    Thanks to the organisers of today’s #PovertyFreeNottingham event for giving us the chance to talk about #UKClothingPoverty, show our film Sharewear: Uncovered and share a platform with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Labour peer Ruth Lister, as well as national academic experts in poverty measurement, causes and impact. Local contributors included Louise Regan, St. Ann’s […]

  • Chatting to Simon Reeve About Clothing Poverty

    Simon Reeve, BBC TV presenter and traveller,chatted to our CEO Louise Cooke about clothing waste and how clothes can be used to create opportunity for vulnerable people. He said his friend knows of a similar organisation in Canada but that the UK is lacking in organisations doing what we do. He said he likes our […]

  • Our Ashfield and Mansfield Children’s Referral Centre Opens

    Today saw the official start of our weekly opening hours at our Ashfield and Mansfileld Children’s Referral Centre at New Cross Community Church in Sutton-in-Ashfield. Volunteers Carol, Donna and Fiona are pictured here with our CEO Louise Cooke processing stock. Louise had meetings with new referral and outreach partners in the area so that local […]

  • Transforming Lives Through Clothing Support

    “Now I can start living my own life again.” Today we were once again reminded of the terrible impact #UKClothingPoverty has on people in all kinds of circumstances, and the power clothing support has to help people transform their lives. A woman, the last of 11 referrals in an incredibly busy session, who got all […]

  • Free Concert to Raise Awareness of Clothing Poverty

    Really excited to announce that it’s now less than 5 weeks until this gig, The Rendezvous Revue, completely in aid of our funds. Entry is FREE, with a leaving donation to our funds; and Jim Boxall’s film Sharewear: Uncovered will have its second screening for those who missed the premier in June. The varied lineup […]

  • Support from Veolia

    Brilliant to receive a grant of £500 from @VeoliaUK today for our work getting children in #SharewearSchools partners to #reuse their unwanted clothing.

  • Sharewear Partner School St. John Houghton CVA makes Large Donation

    Sharewear Partner School St. John Houghton CVA makes Large Donation

    Lovely to have a donation from one of our Sharewear Schools partners today, St. John Houghton CVA. The school, and then their Chaplain Rachel Rose-Britton, have been sitting on the donation for us for a long time! Thanks to everyone for respecting our new system for arranging donations. Next week commencing 20th Aug is already […]

  • Hand Made Items So Appreciated

    Hand Made Items So Appreciated

      This delighted mum to be, one of our referrals today, was thrilled with this gorgeous pram quilt — one of a whole batch hand made for us recently by a supporter. With all the other baby bedding, baby clothes and maternity clothes for the rest of her pregnancy, she left us in good spirits.

  • Fashion Show for Our Funds

    Fashion Show for Our Funds

        SOS Fashion Show in aid of Sharewear Clothing Scheme. Refreshments and raffle available. All your favourite brands at up to 75% off.  Tickets £5.00 including Prosecco/tea/coffee  available from Sharewear Clothing Scheme or St James’s church. All proceeds to our funds. MON, 3 SEPT AT 19:00 (7.30pm start) Fashion Show by SOS St. Jame’s […]