Thomas Phillips, Author at Small Steps Project

CARE4CALAIS Small Steps Project partnership.

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For 8 years Small Steps Project has been delivering shoes and emergency aid to children and families living in inhumane conditions on landfill sites all over the world. Today we have three sustainable projects in Cambodia, Laos and Romania. However never did we anticipate that thousands of children and their families, fleeing from war would escape, only to find themselves living in the same unacceptable conditions right in our doorstep. It is with great empathy for the people in this…

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Clifton pupils choose Small Steps as this year’s charity

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We’re delighted that the amazing pupils at Clifton School and Nursery have chosen Small Steps Project as their charity for the current academic year. Last year’s brilliant Year 2 pupils raised a fantastic £1,300 for the project. Taking inspiration from their work on Stig of the Dump, the pupils held a huge fundraising event in June, where they raised money by selling a myriad of their own creations, including delicious cakes, handmade cards and cushions featuring wellies. The pupils also organised their own bake sales and garage sales at home. This successful…

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New partnership with Gum-tec Gumboots

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We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Gum-tec Gumboots!  We are so pleased to partner with Gumtec, as this Corporate Social Responsibility takes an extra step, not only helping the children our charity works with but also the environment all children live in. Their wellie boots are made from bubble gum waste (before it’s been chewed!) and are even strawberry bubble gum scented. Our kids are going to love them and that is a good thing because for every…

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Elsie Atkinson’s small steps…

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Elsie Atkinson got in touch with us earlier this year because she’d come across Small Steps Project and wanted to take her own small steps by collecting shoes from all of the year six students at her school to donate to our dump project in Romania. She did this by organising with her head of year a “wear your own shoes to school” day where her year would wear their own shoes and donate their school shoes to children without shoes…

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Celebrity Shoe Auction 2014

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It may seem as though the Small Steps Project celebrity shoe auction has gone a little quiet. However we have been as busy as ever collecting celebrity shoes for the 2014 auction which will take place later on in the year. We are yet to reveal the latest celebrities that will be taking part, but we can give you some clues. We have a couple of  award-winning actors on the list, as well as the only person ever to receive…

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Higher Walton CE Primary School “Upcycling” Week

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A very big thank you to Higher Walton CE Primary school for raising £144.53 for Small Steps Project through their “Upcycling Week”. During this week, the children learnt about the work of SSP, and upcycled everyday items that would usually end up on rubbish dumps and turing them into useful items such as birdfeeders, money boxes, nightlights and soft toys. These items were displayed and sold at the end of the week. One girl in year 5 also made £23…

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Glastonbury! Volunteers Wanted

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Glastonbury Festival is one of the biggest and most famous Music Festivals in the world, a mini city that has had the most incredible artists from around the globe perform on it’s stages. With over 170,000 festival-goers attending each year, the festival creates a lot of waste. Therefore to keep it from turning into a rubbish dump, and to recycle the waste that is created, Glastonbury employ and army of litterpickers. As one of their chosen charities Small Steps Project…

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Pata Rat Dump – Next Steps for Sustainable Solutions

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Co ordinating projects on the ground in Romania has been one of the most difficult challenges we have had setting up projects. Due to the wide spread discrimination against the Roma community, who have been forced to live there, it has been hard to find organsiations that want to work with the community and in such a terrible environment. Pata Rat dump is probably the worst dump that we have encountered, in five years working on inhabited rubbish dumps all…

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Cyclist David Millar auctioning his shoes for Small Steps Project

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We’re very excited to announce that cyclist David Millar will be celebrating his final year of racing by auctioning his cycling shoes in aid of Small Steps Project! An Eloquence of Movement Project Racing brand Fi’zi:k, along with David and his racing club – Velo Club Rocacorba – have created a series of one-off racing shoe designs to commemorate David Millar’s final season as a professional racer at the climax of an amazing 18-year career. Each pair of shoes will…

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