What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday was started in the United States to follow on from Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It encourages people to do ‘good stuff’ for their favourite charities or causes on the Tuesday following these big discounted shopping days.

This year Giving Tuesday will be celebrated on the 29th November across the world and we have some great ways for you to get involved with Lepra and help us raise awareness and funds to support people affected by leprosy…

Giving ShoesdayCustom-made shoes provide crucial protection to people affected by LF or leprosy

We’re putting a bit of a spin on Giving Tuesday this year and we'd like you to join us for #GivingShoesday.

Throughout India, Bangladesh and Mozambique we provide custom-made shoes for people affected by diseases such as leprosy and lymphatic filariasis (LF). These shoes allow people to walk pain and injury free to work and to school, meaning they can provide for their families and continue their education regardless of their disease or disabilities.

Show us your shoes!

Many of us take shoes for granted when going about our daily lives and we want you to show us yours on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #GivingShoesday.

Whether it’s heels, trainers, wellies, or even a pair of crocs! Join a host of celebrities like Joseph Fiennes ad Jo Brand and share a photo of your shoes with the #GivingShoesday to help us raise awareness of the importance of our custom-made shoes to those affected by disease.

Alan Titchmarsh showing his shoes for Giving Shoesday

Joseph Fiennes showing his shoes for Giving Shoesday

Jo Brand shows her support for Lepra and Giving Shoesday

Lepra's Ambassador Victoria Hislop shows her shoes for Giving Shoesday

Alan Titchmarsh

Joseph Fiennes

Jo Brand

Victoria Hislop

A pound a pair

Just £6 provides an individual with two custom-made pairs of shoes to last a whole year. You could help us provide shoes for a life-time to thousands of people by donating £1 for every pair of shoes you own!


Wear it loud for Lepra

Get your school or office involved and wear a crazy pair of shoes for the day! Whether it’s a brightly coloured pair, your favourite pair or even an odd pair.

Encourage everyone to get involved and help raise money to provide custom-made shoes to more people affected by leprosy and LF.

Text to donate £3Text a donation

Another, really simply way for you to get involved on Giving Shoesday is to send us a donation via text.

All you have to do is text 'LEPRA' to 70300 to donate £3 which could pay for one pair of custom-made shoes for someone affected by leprosy or LF.

Read our text terms and conditions here.

Fundraising pack

Download our fundraising pack to find out more about how you can get involved for Giving Tuesday!