Trade your trainers, reduce waste and help others

trade your trainers Sportspower Bundaberg
Customer Amanda Findlay with Sportspower Bundaberg employee Megan Silcox, trading in her trainers.

Trade your trainers, reduce waste to landfill and help others. That's the message this week from Sportspower Bundaberg and Lifeline.

The locally owned sports store will give customers the chance to “trade in their trainers” from Thursday to Sunday this week.

Sportspower Bundaberg owner Gail Pimm said this would be the second time they have offered customers the chance to trade in their old runners while supporting Lifeline Bundaberg.

“By partnering with Lifeline, our store can make a difference to the environment and support a charity, all while giving our customers the chance to grab a bargain,” Gail said.

“Last time we teamed up, customers donated two bins of shoes to Lifeline; this time we are aiming to fill four bins.”

Lifeline uses the donated shoes to raise money to support their other services.

Shoes that can’t be sold locally are sent to needy communities overseas.

“This means a lot less landfill in Bundaberg and more support services for Bundaberg locals,” Gail said.

Customers can visit Sportspower Bundaberg from Thursday, 21 March to Sunday, 24 March, donate their old trainers and receive 20 per cent off the price of a new pair.