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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.

5 days ago

Smalls for All
Our volunteers are back in full swing after their 2-week festive break and are now about half way through opening the 2,057 parcels you were kind enough to send us in December. For everyone who enclosed their email address, please bear with us while we catch up; you should hear from us before too much longer! Meantime, please keep your pantastic donations of brand new pants and new and gently worn bras coming – thank you. Maria 🙏🩲 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Smalls for All
I’d like to take this opportunity on International Thank You Day, to say a huge thanks to you – our pantastic supporters – for every penny, every single pair of new pants and every new or gently worn bra you donate to us to help someone in Africa or the UK who can’t afford or doesn’t have access to underwear. But I think pictures say it better than words – as you can see from the images below. To find out more about why we collect underwear and what it means to those who receive your donations, please see: bit.ly/why-sfa. Thank you all, Maria ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Smalls for All
Your PANTASTIC ongoing support means everything to us. 😃For details on WHAT we collect and WHERE to send things, please see bit.ly/underwear-sfa To find out HOW your donation will HELP people in need in Africa and the UK, please see bit.ly/what-sfa If you SIGN UP to Easyfundraising you can help us raise even more without it costing you a penny, bit.ly/easy-sfa Making a small donation of £3 or more helps us raise the VITAL FUNDS we need for our work, bit.ly/money-sfa JOIN our mailing list and receive TALKING PANTS, our monthly e-newsletter, bit.ly/subscribe-sfa For anything else, please explore our website www.smallsforall.org NB: We DON’T collect any other clothes or underwear (e.g. socks/vests) or sanitary products, and we always need new pants the most.Thanks everyone, we couldn’t do it without you, Maria 🩲🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
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