A bid for shoe glory
Fundraisers battle it out to win auction challenge
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.