We are taking part in Happy Shoesday on Tuesday 21st May Click here for poster
For a £1 donation, children and grown-ups can come to school, ideally by walking, wearing the shoes that make them happiest, helping the charity create safer, more walkable streets for all. Parents, carers and grandparents, please feel free to join in.
Shiny, decorated, colourful, cartoon, gorilla feet - whatever brings that smile on your walk to school. (Strictly NO sandals, heals or heeleys)
Why is fundraising for road safety so urgent?
More than a third of parents’ biggest concern is overcrowding at the school gates. The latest road casualty statistics show that 37% of children killed on our roads are during school run hours. This is heart-breaking and needs to change.
We need to create safer school walking routes with measures which protect children, such as lower speed limits and better crossings. By enabling and encouraging more families to walk to school, we can reduce the number of cars on our roads and improve safety for everyone.
By fundraising for Happy Shoesday, you help Living Streets make streets safer for all and bring back a walking culture. The more we walk, the more our communities become friendlier, safer and nicer places to live. Along with encouraging millions of children to walk to school they also help schools and local councils improve infrastructure through our school route audits.
Your participation, support and donations are invaluable to the charity!
They have sent a massive thank you to all the schools, like us, who took part in 2018, helping them raise over £25K for our charitable work to create safer streets.