Thanks for taking part!

Happy Shoesday is our annual one-day fundraising event where children and grown ups around the country put on their favourite shoes. If your school took part this year can send your donations to us by post or bank transfer.

The money raised from Happy Shoesday will help us with projects which tackle congested roads and pollution, reducing the risk of preventable illness and social isolation, and making walking the natural choice.

A walking nation is one where people of all generations enjoy the benefits that this simple act brings, on streets fit for walking.

Over 300 schools took part in Happy Shoesday this year. From slippers shaped as hamburgers to sparkly Doc Martens we saw it all and you captured it on Twitter. We loved seeing all your great snaps from the day - you can view some highlights in our Storify below.


Two children's fun shoes


Post - All cheques can be made payable to Living Streets and posted to:

Living Streets, 4th floor, Universal House, 88-94 Wentworth Street, London E1 7SA.

Please enclose a note to let us know who you are.

Bank transfer - Send your donation to us via bank transfer/deposit.


Don’t forget to include your school name in the reference field so we know who this money is from.

Shoesday 2018

We love Happy Shoesday so much that we're already planning for the next one. Let us know you're taking part and we'll make sure you have everything you need to host a great Happy Shoesday.

Register for 2018

Highlights from Shoesday 2017

For some lucky people every day is a shoesday...

Every day's a Shoesday: Footwear Designer

Here's how every day is a Happy Shoesday for Hannah, a Footwear Designer.

Hannah Martinez

Everyday's a Shoesday: Theatre Shoemaker

Jessica is a shoe designer for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Jessica Smith, RSC

Every day's a Shoesday: Shoe carer

Here's how every day is a Happy Shoesday for Derek, a shoe carer.

On the day, more pupils walked to school so they could wear their favourite shoes and show all of their friends. Some pupils and teachers were very creative and made or altered their shoes.

Kerry, teacher at Bowlee Park School raised £441 on Happy Shoesday 2016

Our work

A WOW story: Claire, Ryan and Adam

Manchester mum tells us the benefits of WOW - from a mother's perspective.

Bell Farm Primary, Surrey

How one pupil's love of WOW has led to some serious walkability improvements in Hersham.

Car-free zones in Edinburgh

Scheme sees streets outside several primary schools closed to motorised vehicles at peak times.