The Communications team go barefoot as no socks rocks

Representatives of the Communications team from CPFT have gone barefoot to support a national social media fundraising campaign to provide healthcare and aid for survivors of the Nepal earthquakes.

UK charity Health Exchange Nepal (UK) is launching No Socks Rocks on Wednesday 1 July to help fund medical aid for Nepal. HExN has already sent a 21-strong team of volunteer doctors from Britain to help survivors of the two earthquakes which struck Nepal in April and May, causing thousands of casualties.

To help HExN raise awareness of the earthquake appeal and to reach their fundraising target of £100,000, the charity 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.    

Claire Muir from the Communications team at CPFT said:

“When I first heard about the ‘No Socks Rocks’ social media campaign I wanted to get involved. It’s a great way of fundraising for medical aid in Nepal and raising awareness of this and the work that is currently being done.”

Prof Satyan Rajbhandari, General Secretary of HExN, 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, 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. Using #NoSocksRocks will ensure that we’re continuing to make people aware of how much help is still needed for those in Nepal.”

To find out more about the No Socks Rocks campaign, follow HExN on Twitter @HExNepal, Facebook at HexN, or visit the website at www.hexn.org.   

Please donate what you can to HExN via www.hexn.org or the Help Quake Affected Nepal My Donate page.

Health professionals interested in volunteering should visit www.hexn.org.