What if local athletes donated their good quality shoes to MinisTree Bendigo? Then we would have a range of sizes from men and women to give to the rough sleeping community. The request was sent out to the Bendigo Bats and Gazelles (a women’s running group) on the last day of May 2022 and within two weeks MinisTree Bendigo had received 50 pairs of shoes ranging from adult size 6-13! Thank you to everyone who donated! The timing couldn’t be more perfect. As we went into a very cold and wet winter, good shoes are essential.