Socks and sandals Take part in the Socks and Sandals Challenge! Make a statement with your footwear - wear eye-catching socks and sandals and donate! This is a great activity for workplaces, societies and schools - creating a fun and colourful atmosphere, and the money you raise can help more people receive life-changing footwear! Nominate your friends Once you are in your socks and sandals, be sure to take a photo or video of you out in public, perhaps walking the dogs, or going shopping - post it on your social media with #LepraSocksandSandals. Don't forget to tag us (@LepraUK) and nominate your friends to take part and donate too! A donation of just £6 can make a pair of customised sandals for a person affected by leprosy so they can walk without worry or injury. Your posts can help raise awareness of leprosy and help to raise even more funds for the millions of people affected by this disease. You can print our socks and sandals signs below to use for your photos: Individual Group Donate via text Text LEPRA5 or LEPRA10 to 70500 to give a one off donation. LEPRA5 to 70500 gives £5. LEPRA10 gives £10. Lepra will receive 100% of your donation. Texts cost £3 plus 1 message at your standard network rate. Always get the bill payers permission. Text service provider: Vir2/RSM 2000, telephone: 033 066 00425. Why socks and sandals? Leprosy often damages the nerves in the feet, leaving people susceptible to injuries and ulcers. We provide protective custom-made sandals to help people to walk comfortably and without fear of injury. These simple sandals cost just £6 to make and help children return to school and adults rebuild their livelihoods. For Mubarak, his sandals have given hope for the future Read Mubarak's story Our Socks and Sandals gallery Take a look at the great socks and sandals combinations Lepra supporters have been sporting up and down the country!