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Aug2nd 2017

Bring Your Daughter To Work Day at Sharewear

Helping us clothe two families today were some unexpected volunteers! Angela Cooke, daughter of CEO Louise lent a hand during her brief break from post-graduate training, and Isobel and Terushi came with their mums too!  And many hands certainly made light work, replenishing stocks from our donations. Go girls!

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Jul31st 2017

Creating Change For Our Volunteers Too

We received great news today! Ian, Sharewear volunteer for the last 18 months, has been given a full-time job! Ian, then long-term unemployed, joined us as a volunteer in February 2016 through the charity which was then supporting him — Hope into Action. Ian’s support from them ended later that year, but...

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Jul26th 2017

Kitted Out For Camp

A very busy session today saw us with a skeleton team of volunteers, managing to clothe 5 families, including a locally housed family from Syria.  In another family the mum was delighted to be given everything her daughter needed to be able to attend camp with school in September, including wellies, waterproof coat,...

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Jul23rd 2017

Clothes for Young People Coming in and Going Out

Children from The Trinity School arrived with a mini bus full of donations on Friday, and were met by Paddington, our Sharewear Schools mascot. The school, a long-time supporter of our work, will hopefully be joining our Sharewear Schools Programme in the autumn. In addition to this, we also clothed two families on ...

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Jul19th 2017

Quality Clothes for the Vulnerable

In a quieter session after a busy few weeks, lots of sorting took place as well as making up deliveries. Here, volunteers Lilian and Sue show a great example of the quality of our clothes donations: a brand new Disney Store ‘Frozen’ onesie, which will keep someone warm and happy come the autumn.

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Jun30th 2017

Busiest Ever Two Months

Here are just some of our amazing team, who coped with our busiest ever two months. In the first half of 2017 we have clothed 1,700 people, two thirds of them by delivery to other charities and groups who distribute our clothes to their service users. In May and June alone we have clothed over […]

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Jun23rd 2017

Passing On to the Next Generation

Incredibly busy session with the team working so hard today. We clothed six families on site, made two deliveries to partners in Notts and began detailed preparations for our delivery to London next week supporting 20 families affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower.  Into this crazy scene walked Pooja, (right) who h...

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Jun21st 2017

Sorting Donations? No Sweat!

An unexpected lull in people needing help gave us a chance to catch up on some donation-sorting today. The sweltering heat didn’t stop the team from steaming through donations.This was a vital task as we have a very hectic ten days work ahead of us, clothing a large range of people through a variety of [&hellip...

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Jun16th 2017

Young Helping Young

Another hectic session today saw us dealing with 8 referrals, liaising with the charities working in London who we are supplying with clothes for the fire victims, and delivering to partners Notts and Nottm Refugee Forum and YMCA. We also collected a donation from students of the University of Nottingham just before ...

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