Schools' aid a shoe in

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YOUNGSTERS at five primary schools have helped in a drive that has seen more than 90,000 shoes collected, to aid some of Africa's poorest children and adults.

Pupils at Riders Junior and Infant School, Solent Infant School, Solent Junior School, Morelands Primary School and Bedenham Primary School have been thanked for their efforts in collecting the shoes, which will be distributed to people in Malawi this month.

The shoes are being sorted at the Planet Aid UK warehouse in Northamptonshire.

Planet Aid UK is the British member of Humana People to People, a global organisation, which comprises 32 national associations working in 40 countries.

Its director Birgit Soe said: 'The Shoe Aid for Africa campaign does a great job in educating children in the UK about the poverty issues in Africa and thanks to funding from shoe company Kiwi, we can distribute the shoes at no cost to the recipient.'

For more information, visit shoeaidforafrica.org