Kettering shop hoping charity appeal is a shoe-in

Staff from Clarks shoe shop, inside the Newlands Centre, Kettering, are asking people to donate old shoes which are sent to needy people in Africa. Pictured are Irene Knights, Danielle Battaglia, Tanya Fraser and Maxine Smith.
Staff from Clarks shoe shop, inside the Newlands Centre, Kettering, are asking people to donate old shoes which are sent to needy people in Africa. Pictured are Irene Knights, Danielle Battaglia, Tanya Fraser and Maxine Smith.
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Kettering shoe shop Clarks is asking customers to help back an appeal which will help children in developing countries get a better education.

Staff are asking people to donate old and unwanted shoes, with Clarks making a donation to the international children’s charity UNICEF for every tonne collected.

Money raises funds for UNICEF’s education projects – which include the building of schools, the provision of classroom equipment and training teachers in developing countries.

Danielle Battaglia, who works at Clarks Kettering in the Newlands Shopping Centre, said: “Since 2007 Clarks has been working in partnership with UNICEF and has been asking people to donate their old and unwanted footwear at collection points in our stores.

“The shoes are then recycled and the money raised is used to fund educational programmes around the world.

“Clarks are looking to team up with schools, businesses and organisations and set up collection points so people can donate their unwanted footwear.”

For more information, contact the Clarks Kettering store on 01536 310859.