Recycle your boots for charity with Mountain Warehouse

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Join store’s scheme to challenge poverty abroad and inspire young people at home.

Mountain Warehouse has launched a walking boot recycling initiative, Re-Boot With Mountain Warehouse. The campaign aims to encourage customers to bring their old walking boots into selected Mountain Warehouse stores so that they can be recycled by the United Shoe Recycling Company and all funds raised donated to an outdoor youth charity, the British Exploring Society.

The United Shoe Recycling Company aims to make an impact on both global poverty and waste. Its mantra is Reduce-Reuse-Recycle and all footwear donated is sent abroad for reuse, providing inexpensive and urgently needed footwear while raising funds for charities throughout the UK.

The British Exploring Society gives young people a chance to go on life-changing expeditions to some of the most challenging and inspiring wilderness areas of the world. It has run expeditions to the Arctic, the Indian Himalayas, the Amazon and Papua New Guinea with first-class technical, scientific and education leaders. Funds raised by the recycling initiative will send people aged 16-25 on expeditions with the aim of developing teamwork and leaderships skills while experiencing another part of the world.

As a token of appreciation, all donating customers will receive a 20 per cent discount on a new pair of walking boots on the day they bring their old ones in. For a list of participating stores, visit www.mountainwarehouse.com/reboot. Please ensure all footwear you donate are clean, in pairs and not needing repairs.

Mountain Warehouse will also be running a weekly competition “If These Boots Could Talk” during the course of the campaign. To enter, just take a snap of your old boots and share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #MWreboot. Include a brief description or story of the adventures you’ve had in those boots and, each week, a winner will take home a brand new pair of boots. For more information, visit the Mountain Warehouse website or social media for details.



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