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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 re 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.

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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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Glastonbury 2016! Call for Volunteers.

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Small Steps Project has been lucky enough to work with Glastonbury Festival for over four years. They have been an incredible support to our little charity in so many ways! The artists who have performed donate their shoes to our Celebrity Shoe Auction, The Pilton Palais and the Pyramid Stage have shown our documentaries and Glastonbury Festival Recycling and Festival Reboot have worked tirelessly with us to up cycle all the thousands of discarded wellington boots, to distribute to people…

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Office Donates Shoes To Our Cambodia Project

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We are absolutely thrilled that Office have pledged 2000 pairs of shoes to the Small Steps Project.  On a recent trip to Cambodia we distributed the first 50 pairs!  These were provided to the children in our nursery and also to the older children for the start of the new school term.         

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The 2015 Celebrity Shoe Auction Results are in!

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This year’s Celebrity Shoe Auction was a huge success, raising a fantastic £40,708/$61,221. We would like to say a huge thank you to every single celebrity who took a small step by donating their shoes, iHeart Studios for providing professional shots of all the shoes, Sellebrity Auction for managing the online auction and also Wrag Wrap for supplying reusable gift bags. Thanks also to all of you out there who have been following the auction, and for placing your bids. Every penny…

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Volunteer places for Glastonbury 2015

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Glastonbury is the most iconic British music festival. Every summer since the early 1970s the small farm in the Somerset countryside is transformed into a haven of music, the arts and entertainment. The festival attracts over 170,000 visitors each year! Unfortunately due to large crowds, a lot of waste is dropped onto the farm. This has dreadful repercussions as Worthy Farm is still a working dairy farm. As a charity partner of Glastonbury we have tickets available for those of…

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The 2014 Celebrity Shoe Auction Results are in!

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This year’s Celebrity Shoe Auction was a huge success, raising a fantastic £43,573/$68,593 for the charity. We would like to say a huge thank you to every single celebrity who took a small step by donating their shoes, iHeart Studios for shooting all the shoes, and to Sellebrity Auction for managing the online auction. Thanks also to all of you out there who have been following the auction, and for placing your bids. Every penny raised will be spent on…

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Celebrity Shoe Auction 2014

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The world’s biggest celebrity shoe auction will begin in less than a week! With over 120 celebrities taking part, this is not only exciting for us… but also for you – you lucky bidders who will be in with the chance of owning your favourite celebrity’s shoes. This year, the celebrities taking part are as diverse as ever, from professional golfers and athletes to film directors and catwalk supermodels to Hollywood movie stars. You’re sure to find a pair for…

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Small Steps collaborates with shoe designer Georgina Goodman

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Small Steps Project is thrilled to announce our collaboration with the incredible shoe designer Georgina Goodman for the London Design Festival. Twice named ‘Accessory Designer of the Year’ by the British Fashion Council, Georgina opened her first ‘Georgina Goodman’ boutique in Mayfair in 2002 attracting clients such as style icons Kate Moss and Thandie Newton. In 2011 she embarked on a new chapter, setting up her beautiful new design studio. As well as collaborating on projects with artists and filmmakers,…

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Comic Relief in Cambodia

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We are absolutely delighted to announce that our Phase 2 sustainable project in Takhmao, Cambodia has been funded by Comic Relief! This is great news for Small Steps Project, and of course our partners in Cambodia- Mlop Children’s Centre and their UK arm Safe Haven Children’s Trust. Comic Relief has just started funding projects in Cambodia and one of the first it has chosen to support is a Small Steps Dump Project! Back in summer 2013 Safe Haven alerted us…

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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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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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The 2013 Celebrity Shoe Auction results are in!

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Our Celebrity Shoe Auction was a great success and we proud to announce that we raised a whopping £53,000! Thank you to everyone who took part, from the celebrities to photographers at iHeart Studios, to our wonderful volunteers and shoe chasers and of course, to all those who bid on the shoes. The results are in and here they are: Tom Hiddleston was the suprise winner with a top bid of £4,500!  Tom’s fans across the world have shown huge…

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SSP On The Radio in Phnom Penh

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While delivering projects in Cambodia and Laos, SSP CEO Amy Hanson featured on Teen World Cruise Radio Show on Tonle-fm Cambodia 102.5 The bi-lingual show was heard in Cambodia and translated into Khmer. She spoke about why the Celebrity Shoe Auction is so important for the dump projects that the charity delivers in Cambodia. Thanks to producer Lee Handyman for inviting SSP on and the DJ’s and translator for a great interview! You can listen to the English version here

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Celebrity Shoe Auction Finale!

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It’s just 24 hours untill the world’s biggest celebrity shoe auction comes to a close. Everyone at Small Steps Project is very excited to see which celebrities have the most popular or unpolular shoes! We would like to thank all the celebrities who have taken a small step, by donating their shoes to us, so that we can raise funds to provide shoes, emergency aid and sustainable solutions to help children living on landfill take small steps out of poverty…

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James Purefoy Small Steps Project Celebrity Ambassador

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We are so honoured to have the very handsome actor James Purefoy as our celebrity Ambassador. Over the years James has been a massive support to our charity, he has come to our events, featured in our documentary and inspired many of his celebrity friends to take a small steps and donate their shoes. Thanks to James, famed for his role as Mark Anthony in Rome, we have had shoe donations from Sienna Miller, Rachel Weisz, Eva Green, Sharleen Spiteri,…

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SSP in Cambodia with new partners Safe Haven/Mlop Children’s Centre

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While the last of the celebrity shoes are coming in for the Celebrity Shoe Auction this this week (5th-15th Dec), over in Cambodia shoes are being given out to children scavenging on the dumps in Kandal Province. Amy from SSP and CEO Benedicta from Safe Haven Children’s Trust went to work on the dump distribution project with the amazing team of staff from Mlop Children’s centre. Safe Haven is the UK arm of Mlop Children’s Centre, which is run by entirely Khmer…

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Small Steps and Friends-International

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Small Steps Project is delighted to announce that we are working with leading NGO Friends-International on their dump project in Vientiane, Laos. Friends-International work with marginalised youth and their families and was voted one of the top 100 NGOs in the world. One of their many provisions across South East Asia includes the Friends-International Laos PDR programme – Peuan Mit, which together with Laos PDR Ministry of Social Welfare provides support to marginalised youth and their families all over Laos. One…

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Celebrity Shoe Auction launch

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The SSP team are very proud to announce the launch of the 2013 Celebrity Shoe Auction!  The auction has been funded by eBay Giving Works which means that 100% of the money raised goes to the charity.  It will be live from 5th – 15th December on Ebay and you could be in with a chance of winning your favourite celebrity’s shoes! Click here and sign up to get a reminder when the auction is live so you don’t miss out….

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Melissa James – Gig in a gallery

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If you are in London then why not come along, the night promises to be a lot of fun and all the details are below. If you would like to support Melissa and SSP but can’t come to the gig then you can also donate to her Just Giving page here. We would like to say a huge thank you to Melissa for all her work and efforts into fundraising for us.  We are really looking forward to her performance…

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Working at Small Steps Project

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The 2013 Celebrity Shoe Auction preparation is in full swing. Shoes are flying in from celebrities all over the world, who are donating their signed shoes to the Small Steps Project. This raises vital funds for our dump projects and raises the profile of the work we do- supporting marginalised children on rubbish dumps. >But behind the scenes it’s just not the celebrities who are taking small steps. The Small Steps HQ in London has an amazing and dedicated team…

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Romania Boot Distribution

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This September the Small Steps Project team will be travelling to Romania to deliver over 1000 pairs of boots, socks and gloves on Cluj rubbish dump in Tranyslvania. In 2010 hundreds of Roma people were evicted by the govenment to Pata Rat, situated next to the municipal rubbish dump where they live in poor conditions and have remained there ever since. The Roma face racism and poor health, with limited resources on the edge of the city in a polluted…

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Highgate Art Exhibition by Cambodian Children from SSP-LUC Dump Outreach Project

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Small Steps Project (SSP) and our project partner in Cambodia-Let Us Create (LUC) are putting on an art exhibition of the children’s paintings at Highgate Gallery on Tuesday 9th July from 6-8pm. LUC, formerly the Cambodian Children’s Painting project (CCPP), began as a safe place where the childen could go to paint. It has now grown into a wonderful day centre for over 100 children who attend classes in centre as well as at school, recieve medical care and nutritious…

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INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR

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On 12th June it is the International Day Against Child Labour. Launched in 2002, this day serves as a reminder of all the children (estimated as 15.5 million) around the world who are forced into child labour. Forced labour from a young age mean that these children do not have a real childhood, they don’t have access to education, a safe and secure home, health care or even time to play with friends.

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WYCHWOOD FESTIVAL SCREENING

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The first screening of the year!  Small Steps will be screening the ‘Next Steps’ documentary at Wychwood Festival in Cheltenham this year.  The festival is on from 31st May to 2nd June so if you’ve got a ticket, come along and see us in the cinema tent! The Human League, The Beat, Toploader and Bill Bailey are also among the headliners at this family festival.  We hope to see you there!

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THE NEW SMALL STEPS OFFICE

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At the end of March Small Steps moved into a new office in Archway and we’re delighted to have our very own office space, a meeting room and some fellow charities working around us.  We’ve added all our extra contact details to the Contact Us page so you know where to find us.

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PROJECT UPDATE!

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Small Steps Project has been delivering lots of new projects over the winter. In November we set up several new nursery provisons in Siem Reap, where we also delivered a shoe distribution with ODA.

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WE MADE THE TIME OUT HOT LIST!!

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The London Celebrity Shoe Auction has been featured here in TIME OUT TOP PICKS as one of the best things to see and do in London this week. As if you needed any more convincing!  Get yourself a ticket here and don’t miss out on what has been listed as one of the top 10 things to do this week in London!

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TIME OUT

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Here is our listing in Time Out for the London Celebrity Shoe Auction.  This is your chance to snap up some of your favourite celebrity’s footwear but not only that, there will be drinks, canapes, a short documentary, a photography exhibition, pop up hair salon, free massage AND music from a very special and very secret DJ! There are only 2 weeks to go so don’t miss out, grab a ticket while you still can here

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2012 CELEBRITY SHOE AUCTION LAUNCH

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It’s been a very exciting few weeks for Small Steps and shoes are coming in every day.  Already we have shoes from glamorous ladies such as Sienna Miller, Kate Moss and Keira Knightley, sportsmen such as Didier Drogba and Shane Warne and fashion designers Paul Smith and Margherita Missoni. See our Shoe Donor page for the latest celebs who are supporting Small Steps by donating their fancy footwear.

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NATIONAL RECYCLING AWARDS 2012

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Small Steps are the chosen charity for the National Recycling Awards this year on Tuesday 3rd July.  Our corporate sponsors, First Mile, will also be there as they have been shortlisted for the Recycling and Waste Management Business of the Year!

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VODAFONE WORLD OF DIFFERENCE

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You can read up on what it’s like to be a Vodafone World of Difference winner working at Small Steps here.  Why not try to enter this year, it’s a great program and a great opportunity to get experience and paid work for the charity of your choice.

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THE SMALL STEPS STORE IS NOW OPEN!

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Click here to go to our brand new Small Steps Store now open for business just in time for Christmas.  We’ve got a selection of prints, DVDs and ideal gift ideas such at the Small Steps Project necklace for her and cufflinks for him.

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