‘Heel appeal’ for Oliver King Foundation

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Donations of old shoes can be made at the Living Room Liverpool ©Flickr/ vrt3

Donations of old shoes can be made at the Living Room Liverpool ©Flickr/ vrt3

A Liverpool restaurant wants your old shoes.

The Living Room has launched a campaign for customers to donate old shoes to raise money for charity – which will then be recycled to raise 40p per kilo for the Oliver King Foundation.

All kinds of shoes are welcome and green ‘Heel Appeal’ collection boxes will be situated in the restaurant and bar located on Victoria Street in the city centre.

Victoria Barrett, sales manager at the restaurant, told Liverpool Life: “We have chosen The Oliver King Foundation as our charity because we believe that fitting defibrillators in all public places is crucial. Oliver King died of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome at 11 years of age and he was fit and healthy.”

The Living Room  has also contacted marathon runners to ask them to bring a pair of shoes to donate before they start the race.

As the Living Room is part of a large chain, all 14 locations across the UK will be participating in the appeal, including Manchester and London. Each Living Room location is fundraising for a local charity from its area.

The campaign will continue through March.

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