21st January 2014
Supershoes set up by Sarah White and helped by her husband Ken White, Managing Director of Frosts Landscape Construction Ltd, create personally designed Converse shoes for sick children. The Charity has been set up in Milton Keynes to cheer up children who are suffering from serious illnesses or disabilities across the UK.
After getting to know the child and talking to their parents, one of the charity’s team of 50 professional artists get to work designing the personalised shoes. However the child does not know what their shoes will look like until they arrive. Previous designs have included the band One Direction, Supermario, Spiderman, Disney characters, Thomas the Tank Engine and many more.
The shoes are sponsored by other charities such as Amelia-Mae Davies Neuroblastoma Foundation and some Milton Keynes businesses like Frosts Landscapes, Talk Social and Bridgman and Bridgman. Their support enables Supershoes to be able to give the shoes for free.
The personalised gift on average costs £50 per pair with the artists volunteering their work and time. So far Supershoes have given out 21 pairs, three of them to children in Milton Keynes.
Supershoes remind the children of who they are despite their illness or disability. The aim is to reach as many children as possible to make them smile.
Blue Orange, a digital design company based in Kiln Farm, have donated a website to the charity which is currently in the process of being set up.