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Fundraising Events

International Golf Championship of the Shoe, Leather and Allied Trades

Date: June 14th, 2017 - June 16th, 2017

The Seventy Second International Golf Championship of the Shoe, Leather and Allied Trades was held over three days in June at the Forest of Arden venue in Warwickshire. The weather was fantastic, the two courses were in excellent condition and 79 golfers enjoyed a friendly but competitive event. The Championship has raised a tremendous sum […]

Northamptonshire Manufacturers Dinner

Date: April 27th, 2017

On April 27th 2017, the Northamptonshire Manufacturers Dinner was held at the Marriott Hotel in Northampton, this year hosted by Cheaney Shoes. The guest speaker on the night was Daventry MP Chris Heaton-Harris who delivered a reassuring speech about what Brexit may mean for the footwear industry. This year we welcomed 86 guests from Northamptonshire […]

London Derby Rugby 2017

Date: April 8th, 2017

Friends and supporters of Footwear Friends got together for a fundraising event at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 8 April, watching the London derby rugby match of Saracens v Harlequins, with tickets kindly donated by Oliver Sweeney. The sun shone for the 71,000 crowd, who were entertained by Louisa Johnson (of X Factor fame) and Rock […]

Footwear Industry Awards 2017

Date: February 19th, 2017

The British Footwear Association were once again very pleased to be able to attend and be part of the 2017 Footwear Industry Awards held on the evening of Sunday 19 February at the National Conference Centre Birmingham. This annual event takes place at the same time as the MODA Fashion and Footwear exhibition and as […]

Leicester Race Day

Date: November 27th, 2016

On Sunday 27th November, Footwear Friends held a new fundraising event for 2016. We hosted a private box at Leicester races, which included a 2 course lunch, private bar service and access to our own private balcony overlooking the finish line. We had 20 guests who supported the event and they all enjoyed the thrills […]

Footwear Friends Tenth Annual Awards Evening

Date: October 19th, 2016

Footwear Friends were proud to host the 10th (!) Annual Awards, which this year were held at the LICC, Vere Street in London on the 19th October 2016. These awards are now a key event in the footwear calendar and are designed to recognise the incredible entrepreneurial talent that is constantly emerging in the footwear […]

T20 Blast collection raises £835.40

Date: July 29th, 2016

A big thank you to Rachel Plimmer at the BFA in Wellingborough for organising a collection at the Northants v Yorks T20 cricket match on Friday 29 August. Her team of 15 volunteers included a strong representation from Lotus Shoes of Northampton: Many thanks to Jeffery West who sponsored the match and who nominated Footwear […]

Seventy First International Golf Championship of the Shoe, Leather and Allied Trades

Date: June 22nd, 2016 - June 24th, 2016

The Seventy First International Golf Championship of the Shoe, Leather and Allied Trades was held at the National Golf Centre at Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire, the home of English Golf, over three days at the end of June. In beautiful weather conditions nearly 100 golfers competed for the trophies on offer and on the Thursday […]

Northampton Manufacturers Dinner

Date: April 28th, 2016

On 28th April 2016 the annual Northampton Manufacturers Dinner was held at the Marriott Hotel in Northampton. The 2016 dinner was hosted by Crockett and Jones and welcomed guest speaker David Lockyer, President and Chairman of Footwear Friends. This year we saw a record number of attendees with 100 guests from the likes of Cheaney […]

Footwear Industry Awards 2016

Date: February 21st, 2016

BFA chief executive, John Saunders said: “I was very pleased to be able to attend the FIA awards on Sunday evening. It was pleasing to see the event being so well supported by companies, brands and key figures from across the UK footwear industry.” He continued: “The awards give us a rare chance to celebrate […]

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