This week, we were visited by journalist and TV personality Steph McGovern to help us set the girls from local charity Rubies off on the right foot, just in time for the new term.
Steph is a proud ambassador for the Middlesbrough-based charity – an organisation that offers vital support to local girls through mentoring services and one-to-one sessions, offering encouragement to recognise their strengths and abilities as they prepare to start secondary school.
The visit took place in our Middlesbrough store, and saw Steph help some of the girls choose their footwear in time for the new school year.
Steph said “Getting to collaborate with Charles Clinkard and Rubies to help support young people in my hometown means the world to me. As a proud Boro lass it’s great to see a company that was such a big part of my childhood helping out a whole new generation”.
Like Steph, we’re extremely proud of our North East heritage, so we were thrilled to provide the girls with new school shoes and support Rubies in their vital work to boost the confidence of young girls in our area.