CAN YOU HELP?

Thu, Mar 14th 2024 at 12:00 pm- Sun, Sep 15th 2024 - 12:00 pm

Can you donate any wearable, fit for purpose shoes, of any type, size or description, particularly wellingtons and children's shoes? Click on details for more information and how you can help.


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Our fourth year collecting shoes on behalf of ShoeAid Uk, a charity set up to help others by repurposing shoes to assist those who need them most, as well as reduce the amount of shoes sent to landfill.

PLEASE HELP US IF YOU CAN!

Shoe poverty exists!

* Thousands of men, women and children are wearing footwear that is neither suitable nor fit for purpose. And at least 10,000 homeless people have no shoes or shoes that are falling to pieces.

Over 2 million shoes are thrown into landfill every week. On average, one pair of shoes can take between 25 and 1000 years to biodegrade (man-made fibres and textiles).  Shoe Aid is helping to avoid an environmental disaster for shoe manufacturers and distributors; in the same way that supermarkets are currently getting blamed for food waste.

Shoe aid is tackling the problem, by educating the importance of recycling and repurposing footwear.  At the same time distributing tens of thousands of pairs of shoes to over 15 countries around the world. 

There is global footwear poverty with significant implications. 1.5 billion people worldwide live without shoes, of which 300 million are children. 70 million of those children are unable to access suitable education footwear because shoes are required as part of the school uniform.

* Taken from ShoeAidUK website

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