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Shoes South Africa Charitable Trust

Shoes South Africa Charitable Trust has been formed to raise funds from within the Footwear Industry of SA and through it's International Export Customers.

Director, Graeme Jenkins views the trusts role as raising and coordinating funds allocation to self-help projects aimed at helping aids orphans. "We wanted to facilitate fund raising from the international footwear industry in order to set up self help projects," said Mr. Jenkins.

The charitable trust has trustees from within the footwear, legal and accounting industries. They include partners from Garlick and Bousfield Sham Ramluckan and Dave Vinnecombe as well as Michelle Footwear Directors Sarah Gedye and Guy Searle.

All the profits generated by the Shoes South Africa Charitable Trust will be used to establish and run orphanages and self-help projects in Kwazulu-Natal for children whose parents have passed away from aids.

The first project that the charitable trust has allocated funds to is the Khulani children's home for Aids orphans.

Their new project, which was launched at the United Kingdom footwear exhibition in Birmingham, is the Soul of Africa initiative.

The Scotsman has recently covered this initiative.