School gets ready for Shoesday

Pupils and staff at St Peter and St Paul School in Chesterfield are getting ready to wear their craziest footwear in support of Bluebell Wood.

The school has taken up the challenge to wear wacky shoes on ‘Shoesday’ 12 June to raise funds for the charity that supports children and young adults with life-threatening and life-shortening conditions across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

For one day, people are asked to put on their most outrageous, or just mismatched, footwear, and make a £1 donation to help Bluebell Wood support families facing the toughest of times. Funds raised will help Bluebell Wood to offer much-needed services including music therapy, sibling support, counselling and end-of-life treatment and care.

Sophie Edmonds, School Secretary, St Peter and St Paul School, said: “We’re really looking forward to taking part in Shoesday. It’s a really easy way of everybody getting involved in raising money for Bluebell Wood, and who doesn’t want to wear their favourite shoes to school?

“Personally, I’ve been thinking about swapping my heels for slippers for the day and enjoying the comfort. I’ve heard children saying that they want to wear their favourite trainers and some girls have said they have some pretty, sparkly shoes they’d like to wear. All the children, staff and teachers are getting involved and we can’t wait to share our pictures from the day.”

Lucy Rathbone, Community Fundraiser, Bluebell Wood, said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to St Peter and St Paul for supporting ’Shoesday’ on 12 June. It’s the day to get out your funkiest footwear and help make a difference to the children and young adults that Bluebell Wood supports. Every penny helps our families to make special memories, whether they have days, months or years left together.

Anyone taking part in Shoesday can let Bluebell Wood know on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by using the hashtag #Shoesday. Donations can be made online at

For more details on Shoesday please visit

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