/ Sierra Leone needs your old shoes!
8 months ago we moved to Sierra Leone with the aim of setting up the first proper climbing facility in the country (and indeed the whole of West Africa!)
Our prototype wall has been really successful and has captured the imagination of the local community here (We even have one local guy, Matthew, who is climbing about V6 after 10 sessions!!)
Over the next few months, our little climbing wall is going to be moving and expanding to a kids friendly venue. The idea is that we will be able to offer climbing sessions to classes of local primary school children in Freetown (as well as to adults)
What we really need for this to happen is some more climbing shoes - any sizes, but particularly the kids ones.
If anyone has any old shoes that they wouldn't mind donating, we'd be happy to pay the postage to Sheffield where we can collect them in August.
Also useful would be chalkbags and climbing holds if anyone has any spares.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Ed and Sophie
I'll dig out some old chalk bags I've got in the garage.
I assume shoes with holes in aren't really worth it?
well done guys, beautiful country, great people. good luck with the project.
I wonder if anyone in chamonix area would be driving back Sheffield direction. I've 2 sets I could donate, but postage expensive and bad for environment. If so we could probably collect a whole bunch here.
got an unworn pair of tenayas size 43 you are welcome to- mail me with an address
Hi Ed and Sophy
My wife Ulla and I have a number of pairs of old boots we would be happy to donate. As my wife has very small feet - size 3- they would be pretty good for children.
If you could give me your postal details we could arrange to send them to you.
It sounds like a great project!
Hope to hear from you
I've got a few pairs in the loft. DM me and address and I'll send them up to Sheffield.
Thank you so much everyone - think I've now sent you all a DM
Ed, come and talk to me at The Works, we can donate lots of stuff. I am away this week but arrange a pp in next week.
Great. Where do we take or send the shoes to in Sheffield? Brian
I have got a bunch of shoes in the loft. If you can send me the address I will happily donate
I've a couple of pairs to donate, if you can send me an address or drop-off point in Sheffield.
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