Please do not throw out any good used shoes!
The International Committee of Forfar Rotary Club are soon to be collecting usable shoes, boots and trainers to send out to Africa. This is to support the work of the Olivia Giles 500 Miles Charity which supplies prosthetic limbs to the poor in Malawi and Zambia - who have impaired mobility.
This is a Scottish Charity set up by Olivia Giles in 2008, who herself is a quadruple amputee. She is a Scottish lawyer who fell ill with meningococcal septicemia and had to have her hands and feet amputated to save her life.
People who need artificial limbs, also need boots or shoes to assist in the longevity of these appliances. So please keep any unwanted good shoes for us – MENS, LADIES or CHILDRENS – shoes, boots trainers which have laces or Velcro fastenings. No “slips ons” or heels.
Collecting will take place in September & October – so please save for us. Drop off point will be announced in August.