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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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Sep20th 2018

Our Ashfield and Mansfield Children’s Referral Centre Opens

Today saw the official start of our weekly opening hours at our Ashfield and Mansfileld Children’s Referral Centre at New Cross Community Church in Sutton-in-Ashfield. Volunteers Carol, Donna and Fiona are pictured here with our CEO Louise Cooke processing stock. Louise had meetings with new referral and outrea...

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Sep19th 2018

Transforming Lives Through Clothing Support

“Now I can start living my own life again.” Today we were once again reminded of the terrible impact #UKClothingPoverty has on people in all kinds of circumstances, and the power clothing support has to help people transform their lives. A woman, the last of 11 referrals in an incredibly busy session, who...

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