Long Eaton & District Shoe Aid Collection


Special thanks to: St Laurence Church, Long Eaton, St Giles Church, Sandiacre, Long Eaton Rotary Club, Dawnbreakers Rotary Club, U3A

Oasis Church and Toddler Mums, Local Primary Schools: Dovedale, English Martye's, Harrington, Longmoor, Sawley, St Laurence

Our Project Aim

Updated: 5th February

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We have now collected over 3,000 used shoes destined for landfill and deliver them to the Nottingham Shoe Aid depot for despatch to adults and children in desperate need both in the UK and abroad. We raised our target from the original aim of 2 000 pairs which we passed before the end of October 2019. We intend to continue collecting until the end of March 2020.

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A great story:

Sandra from Eagle Scientific in Sandiacre picked up our brochure in Sandiacre Library and got her colleagues involved. Thet collected a super 26 pairs and texted us to collect. Brilliant effort!

There are collection boxes at St Laurence Church, Long Eaton and Sandiacre Library

Text FORUM SHOE AID to Pete  on   07724 148613. We will then text you the date of our next weekly collection round.

Please then text your address. Just bag up the shoes and leave them out for us.

That simple!

Text FORUM SHOE AID to 07724 148613 Can you add to our collection?! Picture above shows bags of shoes at Pete's house ready to take to the Basford Depot
What's the Problem?

Some estimates:

¨ 2 million shoes are sent to landfill in the UK every month

¨ 4 million children in the UK are in shoe poverty

¨ 54,000 homeless people in the UK do not have sufficient footwear

¨ 300 million children worldwide lack shoes and 70 million are unable therefore to go to school  

About Shoe Aid


Shoe Aid is a registered charity and some of its aims are to reduce shoe waste and to raise awareness about shoe poverty in the UK and elsewhere

Shoe Aid has distributed over half a million shoes to over 15 countries around the world

Shoe Aid has visited 100 schools to talk about the importance of recycling and repurposing footwear

This year Long Eaton Rotary Club is donating £150 towards the charity as part of their annual disburedements

more at www.shoeaid.co.uk

Lee Todd, inspirational founder of Shoe Aid

Shoe Aid has a warehouse in Nottingham where shoes are collected prior to despatch

Any types of shoes are welcome

How It Started

Including flip-flops, slippers, boots, sandals, trainers, baby shoes, school shoes, glass slippers (only joking!), work boots ..

men's, women's, children, toddlers, Martians

Minor repairs can be done by Shoe Aid

We invited Lee Todd who runs Shoe Aid, and lives locally, to address our members at the June Open Forum.

His inspiring talk led us to start our shoe collection project. His charity has collected nearly a million pairs of shoes but there is plenty more to be done.

We hope to involve local schools and will be asking children to save some of their used shoes when buying new ones for the autumn term. Hopefully schools will be happy to help by encouraging children to bring collections in in September The white van normally used as transport to school science and G Scale model railway events has been called into service!