500 miles is a Scottish charity founded in 2007 to help people with mobility difficulties and to give them a chance to live independent lives, through artificial limbs and support for limbs (like splints and braces). As a quadruple amputee herself, founder Olivia Giles knows how important that independence is. The charity’s name comes from The Proclaimers’ famous lyrics, “I would walk 500 miles”, because that’s the charity’s aim – to get disabled people in Malawi and Zambia up and walking.
500 miles’ mission statement is that – “all who need and can use a prosthetic or orthotic device to improve their quality of life, will have that chance”.
Smalls is delighted to work with 500 miles to provide them with a supply of new pants to preserve the dignity of patients requiring intimate fittings and who often arrive without pants.
Find out more about 500 miles here.