The Rotary Club of Saundersfoot with the continued support of Captain Linda Reed of Tenby Salvation Army have collected shoes from three of the local junior schools.
The photograph shows a selection of some of the shoes which were donated and collected from Rotary by John Turner who works closely with Captain Reed and Saundersfoot Rotary.
John also collects shoes from other collection points and then transports them to a depot in the Midlands where the shoes are sorted, sanitised and made ready for further use. The shoes can end up being worn by people within the UK, Europe and other parts of the world.
“Rotary Members would like to thank the headteachers, teaching staff, parents and the children of Sageston, St Oswalds and Stepaside schools for their continued support in this very worthwhile project,” said Rotarian Brian Jenkins.
“All shoes eventually wear out, so we will continue to make future contribution of shoes to those in need.”
The Rotary School Ambassadors who link with the schools at present are Rotarians Stewart Treharne, Stephen John and Brian Waters, who do an excellent job, co-operating with the schools with other projects as well, for example educational opportunities by encouraging children to participate in various categories of competitions (Young Writer, Art, Photography, etc) and other Community Projects such as planting purple crocuses to Aid the International project to rid the world of Polio.
The ‘Kids Out’ visit to Folly Farm recently featured is also popular with the children.
Shoe Aid is not only restricted to schools, but is also open to shoe shops, businesses, and the general public.
Should you wish to donate shoes please contact Rotarian Brian Jenkins on 01834 811629 who will be happy to collect them from you.
“We welcome new members and volunteers or helpers to join us in our various charity fund raising projects and community activities,” he added.
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