Through my lifetime love of footwear, I aim to help raise awareness of how vital Organ Donation is. I also raise funds and awareness for various charities (see charity page) in memory of my dearly missed Mum Ann.
My beautiful Mum funded a lot of my footwear 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 and I 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 Will and I with her as well as her beloved Cat Pip.
At the end of the day, although I have loved footwear 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. Now I aim to give back as much as 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: