The Great Sock Appeal is back for Christmas 2020! Once again, GTR are pairing up with six charities across their network working with rough sleepers to provide an everyday basic that makes a huge difference.

Like many things this year, the appeal is going virtual.  Following the successful campaign last year – due to the generosity of GTR customers – they’re appealing to people to donate so that we can distribute as many pairs of socks as possible to their homeless charity partners.

Why socks?  A pair of socks may seem like a small item, but clean, fresh socks are essential for helping keep feet dry and warm.  With the cold temperatures on the streets in December, it can take just 30 minutes for frostbite to set in.  Without clean socks there is a risk of fungal infections, blisters and even trench foot.  Socks help to keep feet healthy, uphold good circulation and managing diabetes.

Charity shelters for the homeless always try to provide the clients who stay with them over the Christmas period with a pair of socks and GTR want to help them provide as many as possible to support this.

GTR are aiming to raise £8,344 to purchase 4,172 pairs of socks to match their 2019 total.  Any additional funds raised will be split equally between their six partners to help purchase other essential items, as 2020 has been an extremely challenging year for charities to raise funds.

Click here to make an online donation.