Each year the profits from the International Golf Championship of the Shoe, Leather and Allied Trades
are primarily donated to the main Trade Charities.
Footwear Friends
The Leather & Hide Trade's Benevolent Institution
In 2013 a total of £16,000 was donated to the charities, bringing the total distributed since
1946 to £438,500. These Charities support former employees of the trades who have fallen
on to hard times, with support in the form of Annuities, or one off grants as appropriate.
Please visit the websites of the Charites for more detailed
information on their finances and and how help can be obtained.
Footwear Benevolent Society
Leather & Hide Trade's Benevolent Institution