Charity and Awareness Shoelaces
Ever noticed a group of people wearing the same color shoelaces? They're most likely part of a charity fundraiser or awareness campaign. Find out what the different colors represent, or better still, show your support by buying some shoelaces.
Lace Up For Bones
National Osteoporosis Society (U.K.)
Orange shoelaces with white writing, which you are encouraged to swap into your footwear, photograph during weight-bearing exercise and post the pics via your favourite social media using the hashtag: #laceupforbones. Funds raised will help the three million people in the UK who have osteoporosis.
Lace it Up
Youth Off The Streets (Sydney, Australia)
Bright blue shoelaces with white writing from a grassroots organisation that helps young people who are homeless, abused or suffering from addiction. Funds raised go towards providing accommodation, counselling, education and rehabilitation.
Zaidee's Rainbow Laces
Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation (Australia)
Rainbow colours are in memory of Zaidee Turner, who died suddenly at the age of seven, and who became the only child in Victoria under the age of sixteen to donate her organs in that year. Funds raised go towards increasing awareness of organ and tissue donation in Australia.
Do you have a fundraising and/or awareness program that involves shoelaces? Send me the details plus suitable images (or better still, send me a sample) and I'll be happy to include it on this page. Contact Ian