YOUNGSTERS in Rawdon have donated their outgrown shoes to a charity which helps children around the world.

Pupils at Rawdon St Peter’s Primary School have given more than 60 pairs of used, pre-loved and outgrown pairs of footwear to the charity Sal’s Shoes. Their gifts will be sent to children worldwide, many of whom are not permitted to attend school without shoes.

The latest donations bring the total given by the school so far to more than 230.

The national charity has been supported by the local Rotary district for the past four years.

A spokesman said:”In that first year 4805 pairs were sent to an initial eight countries and pictures soon came streaming back showing their happy new owners. By November this year more than 1,500,000 pairs of shoes have left the warehouses travelling to 43 countries around the world including the United Kingdom. Each pair is accompanied by a minimum £1 donation.”