Clevedon school pupils give shoes to global charity

Pupils with some of the shoes they have collected.

Pupils with some of the shoes they have collected. - Credit: Archant

Pupils at a primary school in Clevedon have donated hundreds of shoes to a global charity.

Yeo Moor Primary School, in Kennaway Road, allowed children to give up a pair of their shoes to support Sal’s Shoes project.

A school spokesman said: “The shoes will be delivered to the Sal’s Shoes charity, which will distribute them to children in poverty-stricken countries around the world”

The school also hosted a Trainers To School week. This saw pupils each donate £1 which was put towards the costs of shipping the boxes of shoes to the sorting depot.

Sal’s Shoes sends thousands of pairs of donated shoes to countries across the globe every year.

At the end of the charity’s first year, in 2012, it had sent 4,805 pairs to eight countries.

In 2015 this had increased to 81,598 pairs in 26 countries.