THIRTY-EIGHT pairs of designer shoes have been donated to a Bexley charity after they were not won in a competition.

Bexleyheath Broadway Shopping Centre’s If The Shoe Fits competition saw 83 pairs of shoes given away to lucky shoppers.

Customers were invited to pick from a wall of 100 shoe boxes and if the shoes inside the box matched their size, they got to keep them.

But after the competition closed, the leftover 38 pairs were donated to charity Bexley Women’s Aid, which supports domestic abuse victims.

Shopping centre marketing manager Christine Barton said: “We have supported Bexley Women’s Aid for many years and are delighted to be able to do so once again.

“By giving this small donation of shoes our hope is that the recipients will come to see them signify a small but first step towards a new and happier life.”

A total of 350 shoppers entered the competition and each entrant saw their name entered into a draw to win a top prize.

The overall winner was Kim Powell, 28, from Welling, who walked away with a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes worth £425.