Our annual charity fundraising event



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Children and grown-ups wear the shoes that make them happiest, helping us create safer, more walkable streets for all.

Event date: we’re currently making plans for our next event, stay tuned for announcements in due course.

Happy Shoes

How it works


1. Sign up to Happy Shoesday.

2. Receive free fundraising materials containing everything you need.

3. On Happy Shoesday, children, parents and teachers wear their happy shoes and donate a suggested £1 per pupil to a great cause.

4. After the event, don’t forget to send in your donations to Living Streets. Full details are available below and on in your fundraising box.

All resources provided are undated so you can pick a day that best suits your school.


Happy Shoesday

How Happy Shoesday fundraising helps


Along with encouraging millions of children to walk to school we also help schools and local councils improve infrastructure through our school route audits.

Here we give you just a few examples of how your donations could really help Living Streets.

Where your Shoesday donations go



More than a third of parents’ biggest concern is overcrowding at the school gates. In 2018, 58% of children killed on our roads were pedestrians. We need to make our streets safer for children walking.

We need to create safer school walking routes with measures which protect children, such as lower speed limits and better crossings. By enabling and encouraging more families to walk to school, we can reduce the number of cars on our roads and improve safety for everyone.

By fundraising for Happy Shoesday, you help us make streets safer for all and bring back a walking culture. The more we walk, the more our communities become friendlier, safer and nicer places to live.

thank you

Your participation, support and donations are invaluable to us! Last year we raised over £17K for our charitable work to create safer streets. Help up beat our fundraising record by sending in your donations.

Paying in your donations

Make all the fun and dedication for the event count! After the event, don’t forget to send in your school’s vital donations to us. 


Send your money via our donation page


pay online

BACS transfer

Send your money to us via bank transfer/deposit.

Sort Code 60-00-01
Account number 45741905


Send your cheque to us making it payable to Living Streets. Don’t forget to include your workplace name, so we know who the cheque is from! Our address is:

Living Streets
2 America Square,
London EC3N 2LU



Happy Shoesday

Happy Shoesday can be a street party

Read how this school will celebrate Happy Shoesday with a street party

Happy Shoes Street Party

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Fundraising for Living Streets

If you are fundraising for Living Streets, Happy Shoesday, please make sure you fundraise legally – and take a moment to read the following guidelines and information before you start.

Happy Shoesday donations

Fundraising Regulator

You are my grubby soul
With me for my morning stroll
Wherever the journey goes
You are the home for my toes

You are the guardian of my feet
As I meander down the street
Where my head may look
You are the ones that keep me grounded

Whether a battered old talking shoe
Or something blue suede and new
To you, I'll always be true
I wouldn't get far without you

Ode to the Shoes, Archie Burden

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

Footwear Designer

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

Hannah Martinez

Theatre Shoemaker

Jessica is a shoe designer for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Jessica Smith, RSC

Shoe carer

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