Run off its feet with old trainers

Scott Dempsey, Kathy McCarthy, Gordon Bradbery and Kylie Elliott with the shoes for charity. Picture: ADAM McLEAN

Scott Dempsey, Kathy McCarthy, Gordon Bradbery and Kylie Elliott with the shoes for charity. Picture: ADAM McLEAN

A Beaton Park Leisure Centre campaign for people to donate shoes to the needy resulted in 84 pairs of trainers going to Wollongong Women's Refuge, St Vincent de Paul and Adolescents off the Streets.

The centre put out a call for people to donate second-hand runners in good condition.

The shoes will go to the less fortunate so they can have the opportunity to participate in sports and exercise.

Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery joined Beaton Park Leisure Centre's Kathy McCarthy on Friday to hand over the shoes to Scott Dempsey, from St Vincent De Paul, and Kylie Elliott, from Wollongong Women's Refuge.

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