Kick off your shoes and please donate any unwanted ones to St Elizabeth Hospice’s shops.
During July the Suffolk charity is urging people to clear out the shoes and boots they don’t wear any more for its Heels for Hospice campaign.
Hospice supporter Jodie Southwell (pictured), of Ipswich, helped launch the innovative drive for donations by visiting the Hospice’s distribution centre in Rapier Street to see what shoes are already on offer for resale in our shops and how money can be made from reselling more of them.
Donations of shoes can range from high heels to flats or boots and men’s or women’s footwear will be welcomed as long as they are in useable condition.
Unfortunately the Hospice’s shops cannot take children’s shoes.
Proceeds from the Hospice’s shops represent a significant part of the £6.6m the charity needs to raise each year to continue providing services for its patients and their families free of charge in Suffolk.
St Elizabeth Hospice’s retail sales manager, Jason Rudderham, said: “Lots of you may have a stock of shoes which you don’t wear very much. If so now is the time to clear them out as we can resell them and all proceeds will help us fund services for Hospice patients from your local area.”
So tackle your shoe mountain, if you have one, this month and please bring unwanted
shoes to any of our 13 shops across Suffolk, including those in Felixstowe, Woodbridge, Stowmarket, Saxmundham, Hadleigh and Framlingham, or our Ipswich distribution centre, where there is plenty of parking.
Click here to find your nearest shop or call 01473 723600.