Last chance to donate any good used shoes!
The International Committee of Forfar Rotary Club are soon to stop collecting usable shoes, boots and trainers to send out to Africa. This support is for 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 as per the Poster will cease on 26th October – so this will be the last chance if you have considered donating . Drop off points will no longer accept shoes after this date.
Thank you to the collection points for their assistance and of course the Forfar Public who once again show their caring side and support for the work of Forfar Rotary.