Shoe retailer Brantano, which has over one hundred stores and concessions up and down the UK, will be pulling its socks up and donating shoes to Clothes Aid 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 people to hand in their old shoes, no matter how comfortable, if they’re no longer worn regularly and they will in turn be donated to Clothes Aid.
The Shoe Swap campaign launched this month, and all donated footwear will be collected by Clothes Aid, with funds raised going towards our six UK partner charities – Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS), Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-A-Wish Foundation UK, the NSPCC, Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) and Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice.
A spokesperson for Brantano UK said:
“We know many people have their favourite pair of shoes which have been with them for years, but we’re calling on everyone to hand them in to us for this great initiative and raise money for charity in the meantime. 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 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
* Clothes Aid & WRAP, Demonstration projects for re-use collections from businesses and the public sector, 2015
Offer runs for duration of November 2016. Check Brantano for Terms & Conditions.