Brantano Calls for Unworn Shoes for Charity
I've got something a bit different for you guys today and something to get you into the spirit of giving in the run up to Christmas.
Shoe retailer Brantano, located at Filton Abbey Wood in Bristol, will be pulling its socks up and donating shoes to charity throughout November as it launches its latest campaign.
With an estimated 20,000 tonnes of wearable footwear discarded in the UK each year, Brantano is calling on (town) people to hand in their old shoes, no matter how loved they once were, if they’re no longer worn regularly and they will in turn be donated to Clothes Aid.
The Shoe Swap campaign launched this week, and all donated footwear will be sold in European markets through the Clothes Aid, with proceeds going towards a number of UK charities.
Karen Staton, manager of Brantano in Bristol, said: “We know many people cling on to shoes which no longer see the light of day, but we’re calling on everyone to hand these in to us for this great initiative and raise money for charity in the meantime. So free some space on the shoe rack because those who donate their old shoes can even save themselves money on a new pair with us.”
Michael Lomotey, Business Manager at Clothes Aid said: “Unwanted shoes take up space in cupboards and hallways up and down the country, and we’re asking people to ‘step up’ and donate them.”
“People may have fallen out of love with some of their shoes, but through Clothes Aid, they can become treasured once again by somebody else and this will help us raise vital funds for UK charities.”
Anyone who donates shoes to their local Brantano store will receive £10 off a £20 in-store purchase.
Brantano’s Bristol store offers a free fitting service, with staff trained by top brands such as Clarks, Start Rite and Hush Puppies. With late opening hours at conveniently located stores, a hassle free expert fitting service and a wide range of shoes to suit all budgets, Brantano aims to make shoe shopping as easy and convenient as possible.
For more information, visit www.brantano.co.uk
To find out more about Clothes Aid visit www.clothesaid.co.uk
I think this is a great way to get into the spirit of giving for Christmas as well as giving you an opportunity to have a bit of a declutter and get rid of unwanted shoes.
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