ChildFund New Zealand and a host of well-known Kiwi dads are asking fathers around the country to bare their soles to help children in developing countries this Father's Day, by asking them to go barefoot.
The call is attracting the support of a lineup of celebrated Kiwi fathers from around the country, including Paul Ego, Jeremy Corbett, Tim Shadbolt, Simon Shepherd, Simon Barnett, Clint Brown and Gary McCormick, each of whom has committed to going barefoot at work this week to mark Father's Day, which is on Sunday.
The purpose is to join an online campaign in which ChildFund is encouraging Kiwis to gift a pair of essential shoes and socks to a child in need this Father's Day. Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman showed his support for the project by going to work barefoot yesterday.
Bare feet photos and corresponding stories will be shared online in the lead-up to Father's Day via ChildFund New Zealand's Facebook page, facebook.com/childfundnewzealand. Join well-known Kiwi dads in supporting ChildFund New Zealand by donating $23 to gift a pair of shoes and socks via childfund.org.nz.
- The Marlborough Express