Back, from left, Abigail Richardson, Jemima Rayner, Emily Harris and Sharewear volunteer trustee Nic Husbands. Front, Jack Hall and Dru Fisher. 200418LSP3-4
Back, from left, Abigail Richardson, Jemima Rayner, Emily Harris and Sharewear volunteer trustee Nic Husbands. Front, Jack Hall and Dru Fisher. 200418LSP3-4

Sixth-form students have launched an initiative to form a link with a Nottinghamshire-based clothing charity.

Year 12 students at the Minster School, Southwell, joined 14 other partner schools in the initiative to provide emergency clothing for people in the county who are in crisis.

The Sharewear school agreement was signed last Friday when the clothing bank’s founder, former teacher Louise Cooke, talked to students about clothing poverty.

The charity was started in 2014 by a group of five Catholic women. Last year it provided clothes for 4,000 people.

The Sharewear clothing scheme operates on a referral system, similar to a foodbank, from organisations such as Nottingham Women’s Centre, Nottingham Arimathea Trust, JobCentre Plus, Nottingham Law Centre and Citizens Advice.

Minster School students have been to a Sharewear drop-off centre several times to donate clothing, but wanted to create a more solid link with the charity.