Local couple turns the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity with an innovative campaign where everyone is a winner
The Prime Minister announced this week that most children will stay at home for the remainder of this academic year, but confirmed the UK Government’s intention for all pupils to return in September.
Many families will meet the news with sadness. In our case, our eldest child was leaving school this year and he won’t be able to say goodbye to his beloved teachers and friends.
But on a positive note, families will now be able to focus on September and plan for their return to school. This might be helpful since local school uniform suppliers are introducing new procedures and asking parents to avoid walking into the shops to comply with social distancing measures. You may need to call ahead of time and make an appointment. Check with your school uniform supplier.
And you can also buy top quality shoes at a bargain price ahead of time, to be delivered in September. You won’t even need to confirm the size until much nearer the time. Check out this awesome campaign by a local family.
Sharon New and Lincoln James New are a local couple of entrepreneurs who’ve run their shoe business for 10 years. They were about to launch their new range ‘Sole Buddy’ just before COVID-19 started.
Their orders stopped suddenly when the schools closed prematurely back in March. But as true entrepreneurs, the couple quickly responded to the crisis with an innovative crowdfunding campaign where everyone wins! Here’s a quick summary of how it works.
Sole Buddy is an innovative new range which offers top-quality comfort and durability for growing feet. Did you know we are born with 22 bones in each foot, which fully develop as we grow to 26 bones?! You can find all the information about the shoes and why they are awesome here.
If you join the crowdfunding campaign, you are effectively buying shoes ahead of time at ‘early bird’ discounted price, 30% off retail price.
You’ll receive your shoes in September, in time for school.
Sizing isn’t an issue. They’ll send you an on-line size gauge so you can measure your child’s feet safely at home before they send your shoes.
But HURRY there are only 5 days left in the campaign. And although they’ve reached their target, you can still order while the campaign is running.
So if you join this crowdfunding campaign, you’ll not only save money but also help a local business run by a local family.
Find more about Term Footwear and all their ranges, including Sole Buddy here. And don’t forget to follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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While you are here…
Did you know that non-essential shops at The Dolphin Shopping Centre will open from next week? Find which shops will open here.
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