Giving Back. Dr Foot is built on a foundation of ethical business conduct and involvement in our local communities. Dr Foot fulfils these vital commitments every day in many ways. The main way we do this is through our foundation, the Dr Foot Foundation is a shoe charity that collects gently worn shoes to provide shoes to those in need. Donating shoes to Dr Foot Foundation is a great way to recycle shoes. To view more information about the foundation click here.
Support for Breast Cancer Services
Dr Foot works actively on Mothers Day to support local fundraising events to support the fight against breast cancer.
Childhood Obesity and Sport
Dr Foot has always stayed close to its customers and to what is important to them. Our sports involvement is no exception. Dr Foot focuses on sports reflective of our own values: universality, accessibility and team spirit.
We sponsor local football teams and provide kits and other facilities to enable them to play and have fun.
Deep Water Wells in African Villages
Dr Foot proudly sponsored and funded Everest 2008 Dream Team who are aiming to raise money by successfully trekking to Mt Everest Base Camp, which is approximately 5000 metres above sea level - that's about 5 times the height of Mt Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales.
Water is a basic human right. However over 1 billion people worldwide have no access to safe drinking water and almost half the world's population lack adequate sanitation.
Around 80% of all sickness and disease in the world is caused by inadequate water or sanitation according to WHO. Water-related diseases account for 2.2 million deaths each year mostly among children under the age of 5 - that's 1 child every 20 seconds.
The expedition is attempting to build 10 Deep Water wells at a cost of approx 7 to 8 thousand each. Dream Team GB is aiming to fund at least one of these in its entirety.
Organ Donor Campaign
Dr Foot also supports ODC by providing logistical and financial aid to enable the organization to increase public awareness of the need for organ donation. Over nine thousand people in the UK are currently waiting for a transplant and approximately one in ten will die waiting. Research indicates that while ninety per cent of Britons claim they would donate their organs, less than a quarter of the population are actually on the organ donor register. With a predicted seven per cent annual increase in demand for transplants, the need to increase organ donors is critically more urgent.
In response to the prevailing low rates of organ donation in the UK, the ODC has been formed to assess and address the lack of awareness amongst UK citizens. Employing a range of promotional and outreach initiatives the ODC aims to work with stakeholders across the public, private and voluntary sectors to reach communities and individuals at the grassroots to raise awareness and thereby increase the number of organ donor registrations.
Jyot Charitable Trust
Dr Foot is honoured to support the Jyot Charitable Trust which has helped the rehabilitation of thousands of disabled patients in India by providing them artificial limbs.
The mission of the trust is to rehabilitate disabled persons and up-liftment of the weaker section of society especially, handicapped, aged, sick etc., irrespective of caste, creed, sex or religion. The Trust is also engaged in providing artificial limbs and other orthopaedic aids/appliances and other facilities for disabled persons.
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