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Airedale Charity aims to make Christmas 2021 a huge sock-cess with Christmas Sock Day

By 17 November 2021No Comments

Airedale Hospital and Community Charity’s annual Christmas Sock Day returns on 3 December.

You will have heard of Christmas jumper day, but what is Christmas sock day? For the past two years, Airedale Charity has run Christmas sock day because the majority of staff at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust wear uniforms or scrubs to treat patients so can’t wear their Christmas jumpers. To make sure that everyone could join in the fun, Airedale Charity came up with Christmas Sock day, since everyone wears socks in the winter!

This year, the charity team is encouraging local residents, businesses, schools and community groups to put their best foot forward and get involved to support Airedale hospital and its community services.

Simply pick your favourite festive or fancy socks, pop them on, and donate £1 to Airedale Hospital and Community Charity to help care for the Airedale community. Airedale Charity’s Christmas sock day will take place on Friday 3 December, but they welcome you to pick a different date if you prefer.


Ciara Walsh, charity assistant at Airedale Hospital and Community Charity, said:

“We are delighted to be running our Christmas Sock Day again this year. It has been a huge success within the Trust the past couple of years, and we decided to roll it out into our local community so everyone else can take part too.

“Christmas Sock Day will be a little bit of fun to celebrate the festive period while recognising the hard work that our local NHS staff and volunteers have done during another difficult year.

“We want to encourage everyone to join in and raise money for our fabulous NHS colleagues.”


To donate £1, simply text SOCK to 70480. Let the charity team know that you are taking part by emailing or by calling 01535 294870.