The Sheffield and Leeds offices of investment management company Rensburg Sheppards are supporting Yorkshire Air Ambulance with their Save Old Soles recycling campaign.
Staff at the offices have collected more 75 kilos of shoes which will be despatched to a variety of East European, African and Asian countries and sold in second hand shops and market stalls where there is a big demand for western fashion at affordable prices.
Rensburg Sheppards has sponsored Yorkshire Air Ambulance, which operates two helicopters across the Yorkshire region,for almost three years, and has looked after the charity’s share portfolio throughout that time.
Charles Purves, investment manager at the Sheffield office, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Yorkshire Air Ambulance with this initiative, and have had a great response from our staff located at the two offices. By collecting shoes we are physically boosting the campaign as well as raising awareness of it amongst the general public.
“We also continue to encourage our clients and associates to keep local charities front of mind when gifting shares.”
Kate Collinson from Yorkshire Air Ambulance, said: “It’s great that the staff at Rensburg Sheppards have chosen to support us and we’d like to extend our thanks to them for doing so.
“It costs the charity £7,200 each day to keep both of our helicopters in the air and recycling is a great way for people to support the YAA and help us raise the vital funds we need.”