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A Cadishead garage has volunteered as a local drop-off point for the national charity Shoe Aid.
Automech Garage is helping the charity by allowing locals to donate their old shoes.
The owner, Gary Marshall, learned about Shoe Aid through the Rotary Club of Irlam, of which he is a member.
Mr Marshall said: “Once I had heard of the charity, I thought it was worthwhile to volunteer the garage to be a drop-off point.
“We had approximately 430 pairs of shoes given to us while we were accepting donations.”
Automech Garage received 60 pairs of shoes from one local charity shop. They were also given numerous brand new pairs of Crocs from Cornwall.
The Shoe Aid charity focuses on donating shoes to those less fortunate. Its website states: “Over 4 million men, women or children are wearing footwear that is neither suitable nor fit for purpose.
“And at least 2,500 homeless people have no shoes or shoes that are falling to pieces.”
The effort to make sure that shoes do not end up in landfill and are given to those that need them has been successful. It has distributed over half a million shoes to 15 different countries.
It has been asking for donations during the pandemic to help those who have lost their jobs and cannot afford new shoes.
Visit here to learn how to donate.