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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.

3 days ago

Smalls for All
We’re appealing for donations of brand new pants for women, children and men in Africa and the UK who can’t afford or can’t get any. If you can help, please send us a pack today. To find out more, please see bit.ly/underwear-sfa. Thanks to our pantastic supporters, we were recently able to help the Little Green Sock Project – a new project in Trafford Manchester which is helping to support some of Trafford’s most vulnerable families. They provide emergency preloved children’s clothing bundles and ongoing clothing support to families in need, such as those escaping domestic violence, refugee families and families with persistent low income.Said co-founder Catherine D’Albertanson, “We wanted to include underwear in our bundles but being quite new, we didn’t have the funds to be able to do this for every family. We got in touch with Smalls for All to see if they could help. They sent us over hundreds of pairs of underwear in all children’s sizes. We can now send out underwear with every bundle!” Thanks so much for helping us to help them, Maria. #pantsappeal ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

Y.O.U Underwear
Positive Pants Alert: we did it! 🙌 🥳Back in 2018, we set ourselves the ambitious goal of donating 23,000 pairs of underwear by 2023. We’re so, so proud to announce that, 6 months ahead of schedule, we've reached our target!Thank you so much for helping us reach this milestone, whether you’ve purchased from us, donated at checkout, followed us on social media or recommended us to a friend! Without you, we wouldn’t be able to change the world one pair of pants at a time.We also want to say a massive thank you to Smalls for All who do such incredible work improving access to underwear among those who need it most. Follow our donation journey at www.youunderwear.com/blogs/y-o-u-blog/positive-pants-we-ve-donated-over-23-000-pairs-of-underwear ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Smalls for All
“I haven’t been able to let go…” P’s message says. P’s mother died 16 months ago, shortly after having bought some new bras – the subject of this lovely note. P has kindly sent them to us at Smalls for All. “I haven’t been able to let go of them until now,” the note says, “But my mum would have wanted that these are not wasted.” Sadly, P didn’t include an email address so we can’t thank her or him personally. However, to all the Ps out there, thank you for thinking of Smalls at such a very sad time in your life. Please know that each kind donation will mean a great deal to someone when it reaches the end of its journey. For more, see – bit.ly/underwear-sfa. Thanks, Maria 🩲♥🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
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