Author: Louise Cooke

  • Another Busy Session, but still time for Notts TV!

    Today at Sharewear we clothed 19 people — 6 adults and 13 children, one as yet unborn. There was also a constant stream of people bringing in donations. One lady was delighted to have found a pair of size 12 trainers for her son, something she has always struggled to find! And somehow, in the […]

  • Sharewear Featured in The Guardian.  

  • Take the ShareForty Challenge and Donate to us this Lent

    Looking for an easy challenge in Lent? Why not take part in the ShareForty Challenge? For each of the forty days of Lent (starting 10th February) place one unwanted item from your wardrobe in a bin bag. At the end of Lent (Easter) donate the filled bin bag to Sharewear. We will share your donation with […]

  • Busy Sharewear Session Just Before our Open Day

    Well, it seems safe to say that our new longer opening hours of 10.30 am until 2pm have already proved very popular! We dealt with six very varied referrals today, clothing 14 people (8 adults and 6 children).  It was amazing to have so much SPACE to work in, to greet clothes donors, to allow children […]

  • Sharewear Starts Working with new Partner, The Peaceful Trust

    It was great today to start working with the Uhuru (Peaceful) Trust, who are going to collect our waste from us from now on. Check out what they do below.  

  • Sharewear Ready for Open Day in New Premises

    An ENORMOUS ‘Thank You’ goes out to all the amazing people who made the move into our new premises go so smoothly! You all gave up precious time at the weekend to ensure that we are more than ready for our first extended opening hours this Friday 5th February, from 10.30 until 2pm.  The place […]

  • Sharewear’s last opening at the Infant of Prague

    The end of an era at Sharewear today as we began to pack up for the move to our new premises tomorrow. Thanks to the team for getting so stuck in, including Christ the King Sixth Form student Patrick. We also managed to clothe 27 asylum seekers through our outreach delivery packs — twenty adults and […]

  • Countdown Commences!

    One of our quieter afternoons at Sharewear today gave us the chance to begin packing up for the move to our new premises next weekend. It’s going to be a case of all hands on deck, so even if you aren’t a regular Sharewear volunteer, we need your help if you can give it. Please […]

  • Clothing the Naked in The Year of Mercy

    In Catholic circles we are celebrating this year ‘The Year of Mercy’, during which we will be reflecting and acting upon the spiritual and corporal ‘Works of Mercy’.  I have just produced the following piece for the dedicated website created on this theme for our diocese (the whole of the East Midlands and a little […]