Author: Louise Cooke

  • Not a Pants Evening!

    Not a Pants Evening!

    Over thirty people came together for a cosy evening of wine, snacks, cakes and coffees at the Infant of Prague church, home of Sharewear. A generous donation of prizes made for a great raffle, and lots of our goods for sale were snapped up. There was even an auction for a highly sought-after Christmas decoration! Thanks […]

  • Many Hands Make Light Work

    Another Friday, another dozen people were clothed, and another four families were helped to combat crisis! In addition to that, members came together for our first ever AGM, in which three more people became trustees and lots of plans were laid for the year to come. And, as if that wasn’t enough, the team also […]

  • Busy, Busy, Busy!

    Today at Sharewear we clothed 46 people through outreach deliveries to Women’s Culture Exchange, Southglade Access Centre, and Right Choice Housing Association. We also clothed two people through referrals on site and made up 16 packs of clothes ready for future deliveries. Managed to squeeze in a presentation to the family support workers at Southglade Access Centre too, […]

  • Bakers Needed!

    Could you bake a cake or cakes for us to sell at our Cheese, Wine and Knicker party on Friday 27th November 7pm at Infant of Prague Catholic church, Cherry Orchard Mount, Bestwood Park, Nottingham NG5 5TQ? Even if you can’t come to the party itself we would still really love to receive a cake […]

  • Sudan Sees Sharewear

    Azrak, one of our volunteers, is about to return to Sudan for a while to see his family. He will be visiting a refugee camp at Darfur while he is there and is taking our website and Facebook details with him.  He wants to share information on deprivation in Nottingham and how our scheme hopes to […]

  • United in a Common Purpose

    21 of us gathered at Sharewear today to collate the clothes for our packs for street homeless in Nottingham. In addition to this we put together 40 packs of clothes for next week’s outreach deliveries and caught up on the vast amount of generous donations from recent weeks. On a day which will go down in […]

  • Production Line Gets Under Way…….

    What a productive afternoon! We provided supplies to Right Choice Housing Association for their new hostel, as well as to the Nottingham Winter Shelter, which is coordinated by Emmanuel House. A refugee family had bedding, and Christ the King Sixth Form students did a great job of reorganising all of our school uniform supplies into a […]

  • Nottingham the poorest city in UK! According to this report some residents of our city are the poorest people in the country. The national average income per individual householder after tax, but including benefits, is £16,034 a year. But in Nottingham it is just £10,834. This article documents details of real people’s lives in The Meadows which may shock some. But we […]

  • Urgent Help Needed!

    We desperately need more people to join us on Saturday 14th November 1pm–4pm to sort through a backlog of donations. At the same time we will be making up 50 packs of clothes to be given to homeless people at Christmas by our partner NHS Health Shop, Broad Street, Nottingham. So far we have very […]