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By day Kate Throp’s in charge of Margrain’s tasting room but she’s also great lover of shoes.  Perhaps that’s why a TV1 story about Lazy Sneakers first caught her eye.  

Lazy Sneakers was started in Wellington by 12 year old Maia Mariner who realised that not everyone at her school could play sport,  because they couldn’t afford suitable shoes.  She called her initiative Lazy Sneakers because she figured there were lots of sports shoes lying around unused in people’s cupboards   She wanted them to have an active life again. 

Kate was impressed.  “It’s great that kids like Maia are so socially aware at a young age.   I wanted to support that.”    With the help of the family at Kitcheners she set up a collection point for Martinborough. So far four very large cartons of shoes have been donated: lots of sneakers plus football boots, tennis shoes and one rogue pair of jandals.

Martinborough School will get first dibs on the shoes, then Featherston School and if there are any left over they will be sent to Maia in Wellington.

So do check your shoe collection to see if you have any unwanted sports footwear in good condition.  Kate is happy to pick up around town or you can drop them off at Kitcheners.  Collecting will close on 19th April.

If you want to know more about Lazy Sneakers you can check out the TV1 story on Facebook or a Google search will shows how the idea has gone from strength to strength around the country.   You can also contact Kate on 0274 164 024.  

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