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KICK-START: Chorleywood pupils donate their shoes to children who can’t afford them 

 Published on: 11th September 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

Children at Christ Church Chorleywood C of E School left barefoot on their last day of term after kindly donating their school shoes to charity.  

227 pairs of shoes were collected for Sal’s Shoes – a charity set up to collect and distribute pre-loved shoes to children across the globe who may not own a pair. 

Whilst education is free in many countries, uniform is not, and it is often mandatory.

At times this means that if a child can’t afford a pair of shoes, they cannot go to school. 

This amazing act saw pupils donate their soon to be outgrown shoes instead of throwing them away – kickstarting their summer off in the best way.

Sarah Selleck, newly appointed head of the school said: “The ethos of our school is to be kind, caring and think of others. The children jumped at this opportunity to help children less fortunate than them across the world.”

Sal’s Shoes is a charity that was set up to collect and distribute pre-loved shoes to children.

Over one million pairs of children’s shoes have been distributed in 38 countries worldwide, including the UK. 

Sal’s Shoes has a ‘Toe to Toe’ school shoes initiative that Christ Church is now part of.

To learn more, visit the Sal’s Shoes website 

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