What is it?

Thousands of people are going barefoot for 24 hours to launch the Barefoot challenge year.  Money raised will support children’s education in Africa. Currently 1 in 3 children in Africa do not receive a quality education -it’s a tragedy we want to help fix.

The Barefoot Challenge, created by the charity Giving Africa, will see Britons doing a range of everyday, extraordinary or bizarre activities without shoes and socks from July 1st 2016 continuing throughout the year – to generate funds for some of the poorest children in the world.

The money raised by Barefoot Challenge participants who will be rebelling against their shoes and socks will go towards giving children an environment where it is possible to learn. This includes easing overcrowding and temperatures that can hit over 40 degrees centigrade, rectifying a total lack of basic resources and improving the quality and relevance of education.

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Upcoming key dates:


29 October – Radley Cross Market Garden; Market Day