doc martens glasgow Dr Martens donates 100 pairs of boots to Brighton and Hove’s homeless
Project manager Warren Carter said: “This very generous donation of boots will make a big difference for the pupils at Moulsecoomb Primary and Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and means they can work in all weathers without us worrying about ruining their school shoes.”
Brighton’s Housing Trust collected 150 pairs of boots to keep the city’s rough sleepers toasty during the long winter nights.
“Rough sleepers are so often affected by problems with their feet due to excessive walking, sleeping out in damp conditions and lack of access to adequate footwear.
“A brand new pair of boots or shoes can make such a difference.”
Other groups on the receiving end of the industrial style boots include street walking team Magpie Recycling, domestic abuse charity RISE and the Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project.
Health charity Crohn’s Colitis UK and St John Ambulance, along with Emmaus and The Clocktower Sanctuary,
also received the boots.
Amy Nelson, from Dr Martens, said: “We really consider Brighton to be a spiritual homeland for the Dr Martens brand, so we are delighted to give something back and support the hard working charities located across the city.”