28 October 2018

The Rotary Club of Forfar Boot and Shoe Collection now finished.

In total, we have collected over 500 pairs of boots and shoes for the 500 Mile Charity.  These will be transported to Glasgow and then out to Malawi and other African countries. They will be given  to children and adults who have prosthetic limbs  due to abnormalities or injuries.

Thanks to the generosity of the people of Forfar and surrounding district, they will be able to lead a full life able to walk normally, go to school, earn a living  - all the things we take for granted.

How it all Started

On the 15 July 2007, Jamie and fellow inspirational amputee Olivia Giles launched a brand new charity. Jamie and Olivia, who is also a quadruple amputee, had already raised thousands of pounds between them. They teamed up to launch 500 miles, an organisation dedicated to supporting amputees by funding initiatives which deliver prosthetic services and related care in areas of desperate need. With the blessing of Charlie and Craig Reid, they borrowed the lyrics of the Proclaimers’ famous song as an aspirational goal for those they aim to help, and to give the charity a Scottish identity. 500 miles is now run solely by Olivia who has done an incredible job in getting the charity going and providing prosthetic treatment for countless children and adults in Malawi and Zambia

Our sincere thanks to all who donated allowing Forfar Rotary to once again put “Service above Self.”

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