Rochdale Hornets go shoeless for Shoe Aid

Rochdale Hornets have taken off their boots for a special selfie in support of the Shoe Aid campaign.

The campaign has launched the #ShoelessforShoeAid initiative to raise awareness of the problem that over 300 million children worldwide do not own a pair of shoes.

A statement from the charity backing the campaign reads:

“Shoe Aid is a CIC (Community interest company) established to raise awareness and help the 300 million children worldwide who do not have the ability to obtain a pair of shoes, which are necessary for hygienic and health reasons, for work and school, due to the devastating ills of poverty.

“We believe that walking barefoot should be a choice, not a hardship. The #ShoelessforShoeAid campaign is supported by Shop4CharityUK.”

Adam Maddock, who works for Shop4CharityUK, is delighted that his hometown club are among the first to show support.

“Being a local lad its great that Hornets were the first sporting club to get involved and will hopefully lead to many more,” he said.

“It is a cause I passionately believe in.”

Hornets chairman Mark Wynn added: “It was a pleasure to help a great cause.”

If you want to help the campaign and go #shoelessforshoeaid please post a barefoot selfie on social media and you can also donate £5 to the cause by text bare5 to 68899. Every £10 raised equals a pair of shoes for a child in need.

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