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Nov19th 2021

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 out...

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Jul16th 2020

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 […]

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Oct18th 2018

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 louisesharewear@gmail....

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Oct17th 2018

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 […]

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Oct12th 2018

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 i...

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Oct11th 2018

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 da...

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Oct5th 2018

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 […]

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Sep29th 2018

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...

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Sep23rd 2018

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 [&he...

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