I go barefoot most of the time through choice.
Earlier this week when we had snow in Leicestershire, I even ventured out into the cold white stuff in bare feet. Most weathers and most terrains hold no terrors for me.
But that's my choice. Imagine if you didn't have a choice. And incredibly, nearly one in three people around the world don't have that choice. They don't have any shoes. They HAVE to go barefoot.
Included in that unbelievable statistic are 300-million children. And 70-million of those children are denied an education because shoes are a required part of school uniform. No shoes, no education.
We throw two-million pairs of shoes away in the UK every week. However, a Community Interest Company, called Shoe Aid, collects unwanted shoes and sends them to areas of the world where children need shoes.
And this video hosted by Shoe Aid founder, Lee Todd:
Shoe Aid are looking for people to help in two other ways, as well.
Firstly, to raise awareness, you can post a barefoot selfie on your Twitter feed, using the hashtag: #shoelessforshoeaid, and tag @ShoeAidUK.
Secondly, donations can be made, as shown below
Shoe Aid Are supported on Twitter by @shop4charityuk, and @LexiPrLtd.
BECAUSE BAREFOOT SHOULD BE A CHOICE