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Lanzarote collects shoes for solidarity 

Lanzarote has sent about 2,000 pairs of solidarity shoes to the most disadvantaged young people of Equatorial Guinea.

This fifth edition of the campaign was again organised by the Cabildo with the Martínez Hermanos Foundation and the Conejero Basketball Club.

Thanks to the collaboration and generosity of the population of Lanzarote, in 2018, 1,955 children of Equatorial Guinea will be able to practise sport with appropriate footwear and for daily activities.

In the Zapatillas Solidarias 2018 campaign, 36 educational centres of Lanzarote participated, as well as 26 sports facilities of the town halls and private centres that also wanted to join the campaign, as well as other collaborators and companies. In total, 1,729 pairs of sports shoes and 226 pairs of other footwear have been prepared and sent to Guinea.

Cabildo president, Pedro San Ginés thanked everyone for their support, including the organisers, collectors, deliverers and all those who spent hours washing, sorting, repairing and packing the shoes.