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Virtual Walk - Six for Socks & Sandals

Date: 1 JUNE 2020

Location: At home

Registration fee: Free

Grab a pair of your wackiest socks and sandals/shoes, go for a walk and donate £6 (the cost of a pair of protective sandals). The distance, when and how is entirely up to you; your exciting fashion combo will help raise awareness of the important footwear projects we offer for disability management.

Why socks and sandals?

One of the devastating side effects of leprosy and lymphatic filariasis is the damage it can cause to the feet, making walking extremely difficult if not impossible. As part of our disability management programme, we provide custom made protective footwear to help people walk comfortably and without fear of injury. 

Each pair of sandals costs £6 to make, and last year we distributed more than 30,000 pairs. Help us to provide even more by taking part in a Socks & Sandals Walk today!

Follow these 4 easy steps to take part:

  1. Find your most interesting socks and sandal/shoe combo and start walking! Any distance, anytime, anywhere.
  2. Take a photo or video of your snazzy footwear and share on social media. Don’t forget to tag Lepra in the post, and #SixforSocksandSandalsWalk #BeatLeprosy
  3. Donate £6 (or whatever you can afford) directly to Lepra, or setup a fundraising page on JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving.
  4. Encourage your friends and family to take part by nominating them to carry on the challenge.

Good luck, and above all else, have fun!


Date: 1 JUNE 2020

Location: At home

Registration fee: Free

Get involved

If you have any further questions or would like to apply, please contact Events in our events team on 01206 216 700 •

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