Cash4Clothes - Featherstone

November 13th, 2016

“You are among the nicest people I have ever known, both staff and volunteers. You will never be forgotten for the thoughtfulness you have shown”

November 13th, 2016

“You are all so kind and made me feel like a respected human being again and not just a prisoner’s wife. Believe me that was so comforting and humbling.”

June 3rd, 2016

The charity organisation HALOW operate a designated help and support line for the families and friends of prisoners at HMP Birmingham on 0121 598 8050

HALOW (Birmingham) is proud to announce that from the 11th of September 2017 we are working in partnership with European Textiles Limited who runs the Cash4Clothes Franchise.

We will be open Monday to Friday 12.30 – 14.30 to member of the public, visitors, staff and the local communities.

All money raised with this social enterprise will be used to reinvest into HMP Oakwood to provide additional support and resources for those that visit and to help maintain family ties.

CASH PAID (45 pence per kg)


Clean Wearable clothing
Paired footwear: including flip flops and slippers
Duvet cover with pillow cases: 1 pillow with single, 2 pillows with double
Hats and Gloves
Paired curtains
Paired socks
Clean underwear
Cotton tights


Ripped/torn clothing
Dirty/stained clothing
Paint stains
Asian/ethnic clothing
Single unpaired footwear
Damaged footwear: holes, dirty, damaged, missing lacies
Work wear
Steel capped boots or roller skates
School wear, uniforms, including brownies/guides, pub or club promotional wear
Electrical items, CD’s, DVD’s
Towels, blankets, shower curtains, bath mats, duvets or pillows and cushions
Odd socks
High vis vests

To find out more please visit Cash4Clothes Website:

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