Junior School pupils donate old shoes to children in Africa
On the last day of term (5 July), over 500 children at St George's Junior School brought in their old school shoes and placed them on their desks ready to donate to children less fortunate than themselves.
Since handing them in, the shoes donated have started their journey to children in Africa via the wonderful work of Sal’s Shoes, a charity that St George's is supporting for the first time. Sal's Shoes collects donations of old school shoes from children at schools like St George's and delivers them straight to children in Africa who are without, who are often told they cannot attend schools without shoes or are extremely vulnerable to infection and injuries to the feet and ankles, which are almost always left untreated.
These shoes, which were unlikely to be used again, have been given a second life and the hope is that they will help children in Africa travel to and from school and protect their feet.
It was a wonderful sight to see the huge numbers of pairs of shoes donated by the Georgian family. St George's would like to thank everyone that donated for their outstanding support and for helping us to help others who are less fortunate than ourselves.
19 July 2017