The Butale Project

One of our Frugi crusaders Annie has a very special appeal that she needs your help with…

Frugi crusader Annie with her little boy Ashley

Frugi crusader Annie with her little boy Ashley

“Most of you know the story about my heart wrenching moment of donating my little girls ‘first shoes’ to a charity in Africa called The Butale Project.

The Butale Project need second hand children’s shoes to help prevent the school children in Africa get crippling bugs in their feet and the thought just broke my heart…

To my surprise several weeks later I received a picture of my donated shoes on Dorcas who is a young orphan…. However Miriam who runs the charity also told me that they didn’t have enough shoes to go round…. well…..  The Butale Project

Every Child Deserves Shoes, so this is a huge request to donate your children’s second hand shoes to The Butale Project and post them to the following address

The Butale Project Shoes, 130 London Road, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 9NH.  

We have teamed up with Pediped ( a leading children’s shoe manufacturer in the UK and they have pledged to donate a pair of shoes for each donation made.

As a big “thank you ever so much” for all your support – if you put your child’s name in your favourite pair of donated shoes, plus £1 in the shoe to help with shipping – we will post a picture on Facebook of your donated shoes on their new owner once they get to Africa.

Please share this post to as many people who you know who will be able to help.

Thank you.”



  1. Catherine


    Can you tell me whether or not The Butale Project Shoes still exists please?

    Many thanks

  2. Rachel

    I have lots of used children’s shoes, are you still taking donations?

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