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Nov8th 2017

Arnold View Primary Joins Sharewear Schools

Pupils at Arnold View Primary School enjoyed their launch assembly with Paddington, learning about how their school and Sharewear can support each other.  One plan is that the children who are treated for 100% attendance might get the chance to come and spend some time volunteering at our base with their teachers! N...

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Nov7th 2017

Southwark Primary joins Sharewear Schools

Southwark Primary school, Old Basford, recently joined our Sharewear Schools Partnership Programme. Pupils from years 4, 5 and 6 enjoyed the launch assembly with Paddington and the school has fundraising plans and other ideas in the pipeline for supporting our work. Two music groups from the school hope to take part ...

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Nov3rd 2017

Sustainable Deliveries

The number of our outreach partners is increasing rapidly meaning that buying bags for delivery is becoming a drain on our funds, as well as being bad for the environment. So it has been a real breakthrough to welcome a new volunteer who is a seamstress and is making us reusable delivery bags from old […]

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Nov1st 2017

British Red Cross Emergency Response

  Today we were pleased to be able to respond to our first request from the British Red Cross Emergency Response Unit for Central England, by processing a delivery of clothes, coats and bedding for a family of 7 affected by fire in the Midlands. Pictured are the volunteers who put this delivery together.

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Oct27th 2017

Local Councillor Asks Prime Minister to Recognise Our Work

Today our CEO Louise Cooke received a letter from the Prime Minister, highlighting her as a Point of Light, after Stapleford North Councillor Richard McRae had written to the PM about her work at Sharewear. Of Course, there are 40 of us voluntarily working at Sharewear so those volunteers at the session this afternoo...

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Oct25th 2017

No Break at Half-Term

Six referrals in two hours when most of the world is on half-term! One family and lots of single adults helped today. Here, volunteer Backo helps a staff member from NNRF take clothes for two men. Plus ongoing work processing a stream of deliveries went on at the same time!

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Oct20th 2017

All Ages Helped at Sharewear

Amongst the three referrals we worked with today was one from our referral agent, Age UK Nottingham and Notts.  This gentleman joked that this was only the third photo, with volunteer and trustee George, that he’d ever had taken in his life! Whether or not that’s true, what IS true is that he was delight...

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Oct18th 2017

Dominica to Receive Post-Hurricane Aid From Sharewear

Six referrals made for an extremely busy session today! On top of this we finalised our delivery for our Nottingham partners who are supporting the work of the International Foundation for the Development of Haitians, a registered charity on the island of Dominica, in the Caribbean. We loaded up the van with 25 bags,...

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Oct13th 2017

New Young People Join the Team

It was wonderful to welcome 3 young people to our volunteer team today. Aine, Francesca and Jasmine are all Year 12 students at Christ The King Catholic Academy, and will be volunteering on alternate Friday afternoons with us. We are always happy to welcome young people on to the team, to provide them with great [&he...

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