Boots, Loot and Lollies for ISPO 2013

Release date: 29 January 2013

Raising funds for conservation will be, as ever, high on the list of priorities for the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) at ISPO. To this end, EOCA members have stepped up to help in several events to raise money for projects to be supported in 2013.

Lovely Lollies!
Lovely Lollies!

At 18.00 on Monday 4th February on the EOCA stand in Entrance East, there will be a Happy Hour, with drinks and nibbles sponsered by The North Face. Come along and meet the team and the board. At the same time and in the same place, KEEN Footwear will be holding a boot sale with all proceeds going to the association’s projects.

All day, every day, there will be the opportunity to buy raffle tickets to win a bundle of product donated by EOCA members – at least 8 items for each winner – the winning ticket will be drawn each day at 17.30 on the EOCA stand, and 15.30 on the final day of the show. 5 tickets cost just €5, with the winning goodies being worth well over €400 retail!

Like a lolly? Then for just €3 you may have one .... and if you are lucky you may also win a spot prize, kindly donated by either Vaude or Original Buff, S.A.!

And finally, on the Bergans stand, there are DVDs available for retail customers and stand visitors, with Bergans giving a donation to EOCA at the end of the show.


All these events are a bit of fun, with a much more serious goal – to raise money and awareness for the urgent need to protect and preserve the wild spaces all outdoor lovers thrive in. With 92 members of the association, and meetings with a large number of potential new members set for this year’s ispo, there is a growing acknowledgement within the industy of the need for this vital work – which can only be a very positive move forwards.

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“The excitement we felt at hearing we had been awarded EOCA funding for the Fix the Fells project has now been matched by our excitement at seeing the completion of the vital path repair works to two of our most stunning Lakeland fells; Scafell Pike and Striding Edge on Helvellyn. Thanks to the money generously given by EOCA these two popular routes are now fighting fit for the future.”

Ruth Kirk, Nurture Lakeland