Members of SI Preston – along with the help of Penwortham Girls’ High School – collected over 700 pairs of shoes for the Angel Welfare and Education Trust.
The Trust needs the shoes to help locals in Kenya fight Jigger Beetle infestation. Jiggers cause misery for millions of Kenyans.
The tiny parasitic sand flies thrive in poor hygiene, and breed in the human body which can cause deformities and even death. It finds its way into the body via the bare foot so shoes are a blessing. With 700 pairs, it was a stroke of luck that member Audrey Forster doesn’t use her garage as it is now storage for the shoes until they are collected and sent off to Kenya.
Karen Rainford (SI Preston)