- Good quality walking boots/trainers
- New or good condition
- Sizes UK 8-9 (42-43) are in demand
- Dark colours
For those unsure; if it's for Calais and Dunkirk collections, hiking boots are most wanted. Due to waterlogging at camps and lack of washing and drying facilities, once a pair of shoes is wet, they're hugely hard to dry and will usually end up as rubbish - something the camps struggle to get rid of. Due to lack of draining, the camps are usually muddy and wet, meaning things like canvas shoes can't be worn.
Wellies are great for at the actual camp, but are no good for people trying to hop inside lorries, or people walking long distances; hence waterproof walking boots being highest in demand.
People are so loving and generous in donating items, and it's wonderful to see. However, most people have a 'better than nothing' policy, which leads to a lot of wasted space, petrol, and energy.