“I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease three years ago, I was working with a big corporation as a director of operations. I realised, that because of the deterioration of the Parkinson’s I would need something which would work with my five year old daughter, with the flexibility of picking her up from school and having the work life balance, to be able to have the staff around me if I became ill and I can’t do every single day and still have an income coming in.
Having something which would be familiar to my environment, which was anatomy and physiology, I was a personal trainer many years ago, so looking at feet, gaits and posture with fitted shoes went hand in hand with this. Working with children is also another tick box as it was something I always wanted to do, but never qualified in a children’s industry. So when I saw Stampede up for sale, I just thought, ok, I’ve never worked for myself, just do it! So I took the opportunity and I bought Stampede on the 4th of May 2017. It’s hard work but still very fulfilling and I love it!”
Stampede Fashion and Footwear for kids has a vast range of footwear from British, European and American brands to fit a multitude of different shaped feet and to give our customers variety. We also stock Animal and Hatley Clothing, with a range of styles for autumn-winter for ages 2-16.