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£80raised of £200 target by 8 supporters

    Weʼve raised £80 to To get shoes for homeless people in Derby. It started with getting shoes for Neil, can we help some more? I hope so!

    Derby, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 18th January 2018

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    I set out to buy new size 11 shoes for Neil, a homeless guy in Derby. He was wearing wears a pair of trainers that have holes so big you can see his socks.

    He had been to all of the clothing drop off places, churches and help centres but has been unable to find a pair big enough, he is size 11.

    Im so grateful that we’ve raised the money and Neil is chosing his shoes and Id like to continue and try and get Chris some shoes too.

    A pair of shoes is about £70, that may sound high when you can buy a cheap pair for much less, i think it important that they be suitable, waterproof and durable.

    I know it makes the world of difference to know people care enough to dip into their pockets.

    I aim to take as many as i can to get their own shoes as possible, please help if you can.

    The £200 is for Neil, Chris and then other peoplewho need new shoes.

    Thank you!



    • Andy Melia9 months ago
      Andy Melia

      Andy Melia

      9 months ago

      I met Neil tonight and we went to a shop of his choice to get his new shoes. When we got to the store it was closed but the staff opened up for us. Neil chose his shoes, tried them on and spent a few minutes checking they were what he wanted and then you bought them for him. Thank you everyone who chipped in to support, I’m proud of you all. For info there’s enough in the kitty for the another pair and I’ll update once that happens. You’re all stars! If anyone would like to donate I’d love to arrange shoes for those that need them.

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    • Andy Melia10 months ago
      Andy Melia

      Andy Melia

      10 months ago

      I had a chat with Neil tonight and we are meeting on Thursday to go get his new shoes, he is really appreciative ... thank you all for helping make this happen. I will post a pic of his new shoes once they are chosen :) If there is any additional money left it will go towards Chris's shoes ... Chris has been homeless a couple of years, his red trainers look good but are split right across the sole under the balls of his feet so not good at all. I'll keep you posted Thanks again all Andy x

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    • Andy Melia10 months ago
      Andy Melia

      Andy Melia

      10 months ago

      I wanted to raise £70 originally. I have reduced the target due to donations at work - thanks all who have made this happen.

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    • Dave Doyle

      Dave Doyle

      Oct 3, 2017

      Great thing you're doing Andy. Dave-Soest


    • Nix & Chris

      Nix & Chris

      Oct 3, 2017

      Nice idea, Andy, well done!


    • Julie Hughes

      Julie Hughes

      Sep 23, 2017


    • Dave Hoptroff

      Dave Hoptroff

      Sep 23, 2017


    • Steve Hodgson

      Steve Hodgson

      Sep 22, 2017

      No one knows what's round the corned for any of us. Best of luck hitting the target Andy


    • Thug Lloyd

      Thug Lloyd

      Sep 21, 2017

      Well done sir


    • Laura Kyle

      Laura Kyle

      Sep 20, 2017

      Well done for starting this, Andy. Here's something to get the ball rolling.


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