Consultants, directors and junior doctors from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have gone barefoot to support a national social media fundraising campaign to provide healthcare and aid for survivors of the Nepal earthquakes.
To help raise awareness of the earthquake appeal and to reach their fundraising target of £100,000, the UK charity Health Exchange Nepal (UK) is inviting supporters to share photos of themselves without socks at work or taking part in their favourite activities, using the hashtag #NoSocksRocks to then challenge their friends to join in.
Prof Satyan Rajbhandari, General Secretary of HExN and consultant at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “People have been very generous across the country, and that support has enabled us to get doctors to the areas most in need in the immediate aftermath of the disaster.
“The terrible injuries many survivors have will require long-term support. Our next challenge is to offer rehabilitation treatment to people in Nepal, so that we can give them the best quality of life.”
Jeremy Ward, chairman of HExN and consultant at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, added: “We hope that lots of people will support the ‘No Socks Rocks!’ campaign and donate to the appeal, because every penny makes a difference.”
Follow HExN on Twitter @HExNepal, Facebook at HexN, or see www.hexn.org.