Through my lifetime love of footwear, I aim to help raise awareness of how vital Organ Donation is. I also raise funds for various charities (see charity page) in memory of my dearly missed Mum.
My beautiful Mum, Ann Jones, funded a lot of my collection as a child. Mum always told me, "You will stop wearing trainers when you get older" (this never happened and I went on to spend 7 years working in footwear at Size? Brighton and Leeds, Offspring Ladies Concession, Selfridges London as well as Irregular Choice. These experiences fuelled my passion even more. don't think that Mum ever understood the addiction, however, is the reason behind my fundraising efforts.
Mum needed a double Lung transplant as she was diagnosed out of the blue aged 54 with Usual Interstitial Pneumonia, a rare disease where the lung scars gradually at a rapid rate. Mum deteriorated while on on the priority waiting list. She passed away on April the 15th 2014 at home with my Brother and I with her as well as her beloved Cat Pip.
At the end of the day, although I have loved trainers ever since I was a kid and first laid my eyes on AM97's, they are a material possession that I have invested a lot of money in over the course of my life, so now I aim to give back as much a possible.
Footwear Floozy allows promotion of how important it is to become an organ donor to those who wold not commonly be affected. 3 people die a day on the waiting list for a transplant, given the volume of our population this is simply not acceptable.
To find our more on the significance of organ donation, please feel free to visit the following NHS website: