How many shoes do we need?

//How many shoes do we need?
How many shoes do we need? 2017-08-04T14:42:20+00:00

There are four options for an event:

  • One bereaved Kiwi or family with a pair of shoes for lost loved ones
  • A group of bereaved Kiwi’s with a pair of shoes for each lost loved one.
  • A pair of shoes for each lost loved one in a region.
  • 579 pairs of shoes for each Kiwi lost to suicide.

 

Pairs of shoes by region

Region (District Health Board) 2015/2016
Northland 21
Auckland – Central 50
Auckland – South (Counties Manukau) 48
Auckland – North & West (Waitemata DHB) 49
Waikato 55
Bay of Plenty 35
Rotorua, Taupo region (Lakes) 21
Gisborne & East Coast (Tairawhiti) 8
Hawke’s Bay 26
Whanganui 13
Taranaki 11
Palmerston North & Horowhenua (Mid Central) 22
Wairarapa 6
Hutt 17
Wellington & Kapit – (Capital and Coast) 36
Nelson Marlborough 24
West Coast 10
Canterbury 78
Timaru region (South Canterbury) 5
Otago and Southland (Southern DHB) 43
Offshore 1
Total 579

 

For a full collection

We’ll be taking one collection across the North Island and another across the South Island. If you are running your own event you can collect this amount or you want a more manageable number, the amount per region (see below).

Age Shoe type Latest suicide data (2015/2016)
Kids (10 – 14) – Male Kids shoes – Male 5
Kids (10 – 14) – Female Kids shoes – Female 3
Teenagers (15 – 19) – Male Sneakers – Male 34
Teenagers (15 – 19) – Female Sneakers – Female 17
20 – 59 – Male Various – Male 296
20 – 59 – Female Various – Female 123
60+ – Male Slippers – Male 74
60+ – Female Slippers – Female 27
Total 579

* Provisional Coronial suicide deaths by age and gender between June 2015 and 2016 data