The Clothes Horse Building Project

by chantal shears in Newquay, England, United Kingdom


raised of £1,500 target
3% 4 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by December 17th 2019 at 8:08pm

Please support us, we need to raise funds to finish work to our new premises.

by chantal shears in Newquay, England, United Kingdom

The Clothes Horse gives free children's clothes to families in the community and throughout Cornwall.

We have recently moved location to a more central area in Newquay town centre. The Clothes Horse building is where people can come donate clothes and take clothes for their children. It is also a place where people can come and chat as well as volunteer with us. 

Although we have spent a great deal of time getting ready we still have lots to do so that the building will be a great place for families to come. 

Money raised will go towards the building project. We would like to create a fenced off play area so that small children can play safely whilst parents and carers can browse through clothes. We would also like to have a heater inside. We also want to create an inviting outside space with a sheltered bike area, lockable donation drop off and lots of bee-friendly plants. We would also like to put in some new doors at the front of the building. 

We want to create a welcoming place whilst providing a much needed service in our community. We want to continue serving our community in a way where those who visit us feel welcomed, respected and enjoy themselves.

So far we have given to clothing to over 520 children since we began in 2016. Many families return to us swapping outgrown clothes for new sizes. 

The Clothes Horse is also passionate about keeping clothes out of landfill and reusing. With the current situation with climate change we feel we must do all we can to promote a circular economy. We want to begin doing workshops such as making simple bags and creating fabric cloths at The Clothes Horse to encourage people to recycle.


"Thank you for all that you do"

"The Clothes Horse has been such a great help"

"This is so needed"

"I love reusing clothes, such a great idea"


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Thank you for supporting us

We really appreciate you supporting our project. Thank you so much.

£7 or more

Have a bee-friendly plant and pot outside

Thank you for donating! We want to make the outside of the building look inviting and also help our bees. By giving £7 we will place a bee-friendly plant and pot outside our building.

£12 or more

£12 Will go towards building materials

Thank you for you donation. This will go towards building materials so that we can finish off the front of the building, put in double doors and gravel the outside.

£20 or more

£20 Towards building materials

Thank you for your donation. This money will go towards building materials for the outside and inside of the building.

Let's make 'The Clothes Horse Building Project' happen

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