Children and grown-ups wear the shoes that make them happiest, helping us create safer, more walkable streets for all.
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. Take part in our social media prize draw on the day (more details below).
5. After the event, don’t forget to send in your donations to Living Streets. Full details will be available in your fundraising box.
Unable to run Happy Shoesday this May?
No problem! This year we are offering your school the option of two dates to choose with the next slot Tuesday, 1 October - the first day of International Walk to School Month.
Also, all resources provided are undated so you can pick a day that best suits your school.
On the day of the event, follow these two simple steps for your chance to win a £50 book token for your school.
Read how this school will celebrate Happy Shoesday with a street party
If your school is already registered to take part in Happy Shoesday, click the green button to the right to access complementary materials to make the most of the event.
Send your money in via Just Giving
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:
2 America Square,
London EC3N 2LU
More than a third of parents’ biggest concern is overcrowding at the school gates. The latest road casualty statistics show that 37% of children killed on our roads are during school run hours. This is heart-breaking and needs to change.
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.
Your participation, support and donations are invaluable to us! We want to shout a massive thank you to all the schools who took part in 2018, helping us raise over £25K for our charitable work to create safer streets.
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.
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.
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
Here's how every day is a Happy Shoesday for Hannah, a Footwear Designer.
Jessica is a shoe designer for the Royal Shakespeare Company.