A bid for shoe glory

Fundrais­ers bat­tle it out to win auc­tion chal­lenge

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

TWO hos­pice man­agers are bat­tling it out on an online auc­tion site to raise the most cash for the char­ity.

To help mark Ren­nie Grove’s 30th an­niver­sary, the char­ity’s re­tail and trad­ing depart­ment has set a chal­lenge sur­round­ing this year’s Ren­nie Groovy Shoes Day which takes place to­mor­row (Fri­day).

The char­ity’s two dis­trict man­agers Michelle Remice and Lisa Collinson have been tasked with find­ing 15 pairs of shoes that they think will sell well on the char­ity’s eBay store.

All 30 pairs were placed up for auc­tion on eBay on Mon­day June 8 and the man­ager whose shoes sell for the high­est to­tal amount will be the win­ner.

Although the con­test be­tween the man­agers is just for fun, it is hoped the sale of the shoes will raise as much money as pos­si­ble to fund pa­tient care.

Di­rec­tor of re­tail and trad­ing Deb­o­rah Gould said: “We’re de­lighted to be able to par­tic­i­pate in Ren­nie Groovy Shoes Day with our eBay shop and hope that all shoe lovers will have a look at our groovy se­lec­tion and make gen­er­ous bids.

“We’re also sup­port­ing Ren­nie Groovy Shoes day in all of our char­ity shops. If any of our sup­port­ers have shoes in ex­cep­tional con­di­tion kick­ing around in their wardrobes, now is the op­por­tu­nity to have a sort out and do­nate them to one of our shops.

“We al­ways like to make sure we have a good range of shoes avail­able in our shops in vary­ing styles and sizes, but over the next few weeks we hope they’ll get groovier and groovier and help raise lots of money.”

Ev­ery­one is en­cour­aged to take part in Ren­nie Groovy Shoes day on Fri­day, June 19 by don­ning their groovi­est pair of shoes or dec­o­rat­ing an old pair and tex­ting SHOE15 £1 to 70070 to do­nate £1 to sup­port the care the char­ity pro­vides for lo­cal peo­ple with can­cer or other life­lim­it­ing ill­ness.

You can fol­low the progress of the big shoe sale on the Ren­nie Grove eBay site and look out for more de­tails of this chal­lenge in the com­ing weeks on www. ren­niegrove.org.

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