Author: Louise Cooke

  • Building for the Future at Dawn FM

    Ash Choudry, who runs the programme Building for the Future on Wednesdays at Dawn FM, interviewed me briefly recently. Below is his brilliant write-up from the transcript.

  • Joining the Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

    Today at Sharewear a small team began to sort out, ready for the big move in only two weeks time! In addition to this we provided bedding for six homeless women, supported a sick person, and had a visit from a support worker employed by Gedling Borough Council. She had come on behalf of a […]

  • Moving on Up!

    At the end of January Sharewear is moving! Our last opening in the Infant of Prague Church will be Friday 29th January.  Our new premises are just across the crossroads where Oxclose Lane Police Station is situated. It’s the building which was formerly Bestwood Library, on Arnold Road. It looks a little different to this picture […]

  • Off to a Flying Start

    Thanks to all the team on rota at Sharewear today who worked hard to make our first session of the year a productive one. It was so frustrating for flu to keep me away! As well as dealing with six deliveries of donated clothes they clothed nine adults and 2 children. The five male asylum […]

  • Longer than January

    Are you looking for a New Year’s Resolution that will last for longer than January? Are you looking for a worthwhile use for your hard-earned cash? Sharewear Clothing Scheme needs your ongoing support. In 2015 we clothed 475 people — four times more people than in 2014. We had four times more volunteers, four times more users […]

  • Not Just for Christmas

    Today saw the culmination of a lot of hard work from all our volunteers. We were able to deliver 50 packs of clothes to Vicky Lott and her team at the NHS Health Shop as they gave a Christmas breakfast to their street homeless clients.  It was great for us to also be able to […]

  • The Twelve Months of Sharewear

    In January at Sharewear we continued to expand with an increase in donations. In February at Sharewear we continued to expand with uni volunteers and an increase in donations. In March at Sharewear we continued to expand with our first birthday, uni volunteers and an increase in donations. In April at Sharewear we continued to […]

  • No Time for Tea!

    The Sharewear volunteers were definitely hard- done to today, including the 5 Sixth form students who joined us once again from Christ the King R.C. Comprehensive. We never even had a sip of tea! Why? Everyone was so busy multi-tasking that the kettle never made it to being switched on. Here’s what we achieved: 19 outreach bags were […]

  • December!

    The first December Friday saw us clothing three families, in particular providing lots of bedding. So the month began with ten people being clothed. In addition to this, enough clothes and shoes were collated for 12 men using a winter shelter based at the Thomas Helwys Baptist Church in Lenton for five weeks over Christmas and […]