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(Lisa, two gallery systems… one above perhaps needed to address the Microsoft Edge problem… below alternative possibly easier as it uses a lightbox system that goes over the header, making the ‘next’ button easier… the one above is set to auto as the ‘next’ button makes the page jump up and down to accommodate header.. so pros and cons whichever is chosen!)

(Lisa, two alternative dropdown options below)

Maria Macnamara MBE – Founder

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Maria Macnamara MBE, conceived and launched Smalls for All in 2009. Maria worked in financial services for 30 years and has been a children’s respite carer since 1997. In 2004 she decided to try a different kind of holiday and spent three weeks working with children in an orphanage in Brazil. This encouraged her to volunteer to work in Thailand in 2006 and Ethiopia in 2009.

It was following her experience in Ethiopia that she decided to set up Smalls for All.

In 2015 Maria was recognised as an inspirational volunteer and awarded a Point of Light Award by the Prime Minister. “Maria’s work will have had an immediate impact on the daily lives of thousands of women and I am delighted to recognise her service with this Point of Light Award.” Points of Life are outstanding individual volunteers – people who are making a change in their community. In 2016 Maria was honoured with an MBE.

Alan McCormick – Chairman

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Alan spent the majority of his career in the Aerospace and Defence industry. At the age of 50 he moved into the third sector and took on responsibility for Mission Direct, a Christian charity that builds schools, medical facilities, safe houses and homes for some of our world’s poorest in 11 countries round the world. He is passionate about supporting the vulnerable and those living on the edge.

Smalls for All captured his heart after he witnessed the amazing impact that giving someone their own underwear can have. Underwear not only restores dignity it allows the street kids to go swimming in public places, play football etc, etc.


Maria Macnamara MBE – Founder

Maria Macnamara MBE, conceived and launched Smalls for All in 2009. Maria worked in financial services for 30 years and has been a children’s respite carer since 1997. In 2004 she decided to try a different kind of holiday and spent three weeks working with children in an orphanage in Brazil. This encouraged her to volunteer to work in Thailand in 2006 and Ethiopia in 2009.

It was following her experience in Ethiopia that she decided to set up Smalls for All.

In 2015 Maria was recognised as an inspirational volunteer and awarded a Point of Light Award by the Prime Minister. “Maria’s work will have had an immediate impact on the daily lives of thousands of women and I am delighted to recognise her service with this Point of Light Award.” Points of Life are outstanding individual volunteers – people who are making a change in their community. In 2016 Maria was honoured with an MBE.

Alan McCormick – Chairman

Alan spent the majority of his career in the Aerospace and Defence industry. At the age of 50 he moved into the third sector and took on responsibility for Mission Direct, a Christian charity that builds schools, medical facilities, safe houses and homes for some of our world’s poorest in 11 countries round the world. He is passionate about supporting the vulnerable and those living on the edge.

Smalls for All captured his heart after he witnessed the amazing impact that giving someone their own underwear can have. Underwear not only restores dignity it allows the street kids to go swimming in public places, play football etc, etc.

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Smalls for All
GivingTuesday is a day of global giving. We’d like to mark it by saying a huge thanks to you, our supporters, for all the help you give us in providing underwear to those who can’t afford or can’t get any. It’s something we do because we believe that dignity matters, and we hate to think of people trying to manage without underwear. For those who have donated new pants and bras, THANK YOU! For those who have donated gently worn bras, THANK YOU. For those who donate their time and expertise, THANK YOU. For those who have donated funds to help us keep running, THANK YOU! To find out what your donations mean to the people we help, please see: bit.ly/why-sfa. Maria 🩲🎁🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 day ago

Smalls for All
Times are hard for many this year, and an increasing number of people are struggling because they don’t have underwear. Can YOU help? We collect NEW pants and new or gently worn bras for people in need in Africa and the UK. Because dignity matters. Please buy and send a pack of pants to us at Five Sisters Business Park, Westwood, West Calder EH55 8PN. Or use our Amazon wish list [bit.ly/wish-sfa]*. You can help us make a real difference to someone’s life this Christmas. To find out more, please see bit.ly/underwear-sfa. Thank you! Maria 🩲🎁🙏 *If you get an Amazon error about the gift registry address, simply select ‘change’ and enter it manually – thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

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We’re appealing for new pants to give more people in need the gift of dignity this Christmas. Can YOU help? We’ve been receiving more requests than ever before. We need brand new pants for women, children and men, as well as money to support our work. If you can, please send us a pack or donate a little money through CAF or text giving. To find out more, please see bit.ly/underwear-sfa and bit.ly/money-sfa. Thank you! Maria 🩲🎁🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
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Why don't we "do" #BlackFriday? Because, if we did, we wouldn't be able to do the following:- donate brand new pairs of pants to the UK based charity @Smalls for All - make & donate period care packs to the staff of the ICU department at @Royal Derby Hospital - Plant a tree for every piece of wall art created, with us, via #Ecologi - Provide 20% off all bookings made at 6 weeks in advance of their shoot date- Gift £100 credit for our clients to spend on whatever they wish at their viewingOh, and support independent, local, businesses through using their services via our studio in #Belper some of which we'll be listing over the weekend incase you want to get an extra Christmas present or two sorted!Here come the hashtags...#boycottfriday #saynotoblackfriday #supportindependents #supportyourhighstreet #loveBelper #independentbusiness ... See MoreSee Less
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