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Jo's Odd Shoes

Shellbells
Shellbells Member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi I help run an odd shoe charity called Jo’s Odd Shoes. We have free shoes to give out, but also require any odd or paired shoes to our members. 
If you would like to know more, please contact me, or look up Jo’s Odd Shoes on fb, google & Twitter. 

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  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,545 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Shellbells and a warm welcome to the community, thank you for sharing this with us :)
    Scope

  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,673 Disability Gamechanger
    What a brilliant idea!! I was just reading this about the group in Enable magazine:

    One morning Jo O’Callaghan looked at the mountain of odd shoes at the bottom of her wardrobe and decided enough was enough. The 44-year-old who lives in Kent has so many unworn odd shoes because she suffers from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), a painful condition that causes swelling in her right foot. The condition means that Jo can’t wear anything on her right foot so whenever she buys a pair of new shoes, the right one is useless!

    Unable to wear them and not wanting to throw away a good shoe, Jo decided to set up the Facebook Group Jo’s Odd Shoes, thinking that if she has so many unwanted shoes, there must be other people in the exact same boat. She’s couldn’t have anticipated how popular the group would become – it currently has over 230 members who live throughout the country. People in the group have a variety of conditions meaning that they only need one shoe, such as amputees, clubfoot, diabetes, and even arthritis.


    Scope
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