Author: Louise Cooke

  • Emergency Response at Christmas

    Fire at Christmas? In New Mills, in High Peak? No problem. As clothing provider for the British Red Cross Emergency Response Unit, we were able to respond to a request to help a family of four adults this afternoon and get the delivery to the Red Cross, ready for transportation to New Mills. This was […]

  • Twelve Referrals in Two Hours

    Just one of many delighted people we helped at today’s session whose daughter has something Christmassy to wear in addition to plenty of other clothes we provided. In just two hours clothes for 26 people were distributed. Another mum explained that she had come out to us in slippers because she had had to give […]

  • Gedling Homes Sponsorship

    Volunteers burst into a round of applause for Gedling Homes today when they visited to mark the start of a year’s sponsorship for us to the tune of £2000. Here we are celebrating the good news. In addition to clothing three families today we also made five deliveries to outreach partners.

  • Saving Money and Saving The Environment

      It was brilliant to be able to make this bulk delivery today in our brand new upcycled sacks, made from material not needed by our service users. Thanks to our volunteers Lois and Michelle, who have spent hours making these, we can now stop spending money on black bags and make sure we aren’t […]

  • Arnbrook Primary Becomes our Latest Sharewear Schools Member

      Years 1 to 6 enjoyed their assembly with Paddington last week at Arnbrook Primary, as they launched their membership of our Sharewear Schools partnership programme. We are looking forward to working together to our mutual benefit.

  • Coping with Complex Needs

      They say a picture tells a thousand words…. but I don’t think this beautiful coat for a ten year old girl can possibly sum up some of the needs we have been dealing with today.  Clothes for people in a variety of situations, given on site; move-on bedding packs delivered to the YMCA for […]

  • Keeping People Warm This Winter

      Clothing poverty hits even harder in the winter months. Amongst the three large families with complex needs that we clothed today was this mum of three teenage boys who was over the moon with her beautiful winter coat. Not only will it keep her warm, but the high quality and style of the coat […]

  • Thank you for a Successful Fundraiser

      Thanks to all those who came and supported our fundraiser at The Beacon today, as well as the volunteers who ran stalls, helped set up yesterday or even dressed up as a mermaid to paint faces! £254 was raised for vital equipment which we need to make our operation more efficient.

  • Busiest Ever Wednesday Session

      20 people were given clothing support in 2 and a half hours this afternoon in a fantastic non-stop effort from all volunteers. In addition we processed a large delivery for Nottm and Notts Refugee Forum.