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  • Official statement from the Board of Trustees of Sharewear Clothing Scheme

    The Board of Trustees is absolutely thrilled to announce that our Founder, CEO and Head of Operations, Louise Cooke, will be awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration by Nottingham Trent University during their December 2021 graduation ceremonies. This has been offered in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the alleviation of clothing […]

  • Just Giving

    Setting up a Just Giving page is such a simple and effective way of fundraising for us. It only takes 2 minutes to set up your page and, once it’s ready, you can share it with family and friends instantaneously, allowing them to donate and show their support for your fundraising efforts. We receive the […]

  • Campaign Launch: It’s a Wrap

    Campaign Launch: It’s a Wrap

    LAUNCHING OUR CAMPAIGN: IT’S A WRAP. Can you help us to provide essential winter woollies to those referred to our bases and those supported through our deliveries to outreach partners in the rough sleeper initiatives in the city and county? How? 1. You can donate using our PayPal account (ref. ‘wrap’) so that we […]

  • Reusing Plastic to Good Effect

    Reusing Plastic to Good Effect

    It’s amazing that a company has decided to donate all of its end of line brand new clothing to us on a long-term basis. But not so great that we then have lots of plastic bags that the clothes were packed in. But as we reuse and upcycle absolutely everything we can, we are now […]

  • Supporting Breast Cancer Research

    Today, between helping those who had come to our base and delivering to our partner organisations, we took the time to support a cause very close to our hearts. By posting a series of photos on Instagram with the hashtags #timetoendbreastcancer and #elcdonates we have donated £152 to breast cancer research without it costing us […]

  • Ashfield CHAD Covering our Work

    It was the icing on the cake to find we had been featured in this week’s Ashfield CHAD newspaper after another productive day at our Ashfield and Mansfield Children’s Referral Centre in Sutton-in-Ashfield. Not only were more families in crisis able to access clothing support for their children, but the day ended with an incredible […]

  • The Impact of Free Clothing Support

    It was wonderful to receive a visit from this man today, who we supported a few weeks ago. He came to thank us for the enormous difference our support had made to his life. He has managed to be rehoused and needed bedding etc but what he was most delighted about was the fact that […]

  • 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 […]