LISTEN: Alex Petrie explains how the boot bank works
Bring a Pair, Swap a Pair at Blairgowrie and Rattray Community Football Club’s Boot Bank.
Blairgowrie and Rattray Community Football Club’s set up Boot Bank scheme, allowing people to swap boots that don’t fit for ones that do.
The scheme, which is still in its early stages, will allow people to bring a pair of boots that don’t fit for ones that do.
Chairman of Blairgowrie and Rattray Community Football Club Alex Petrie explains that the scheme means that: “every time a kid grows out of their shoes I.e., every 6 months or 3 months, if they’re like my sons that the parents don’t have to shell out for the expensive boots that everyone wants.”
The price of a new pair of football boots in Adult sizes, ranges from £35 for the cheap and cheerful boots to £260 for the boots the best players wear, while for Children’s sizes it ranges from £25 to £165.
The Boot Bank scheme, which is basically a swap shop means that instead of buying your children a new pair of boots every year, you can take the pair that don’t fit and swap them for one that does.
In the midst of a global pandemic, this will help out a lot of people. Alex explains that “the fact that people are furloughed and maybe feeling a pinch a little more than usual it seemed like the right thing to do.”
If anyone wants to donate a pair of boots they don’t use, or even swap a pair out in exchange for one that fits, you can get in touch with Blairgowrie and Rattray Community Football Club via Facebook at –https://www.facebook.com/blairgowrieandrattraycommunityfootballclub
Or on their website http://www.brcfc.org.uk/