Letchworth business to mix and match socks for Lymphoedema

PUBLISHED: 11:50 06 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:50 06 March 2018

Wear odd socks to raise awareness for Lymphoedema this week. Picture: Jo Ward

Wear odd socks to raise awareness for Lymphoedema this week. Picture: Jo Ward

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A Letchworth business is getting involved with the launch of Lymphoedema Awareness Week, from Sunday, March 4 to Saturday March 10.

Compression hosiery firm Gardamed Limited are supporting the ‘Sock It’ campaign that aims to raise awareness of the condition that – according to the latest studies – affects at least 240,000 people in the UK.

Letchworth-based Gardamed – alongside The British Lymphology Society and the Lymphoedema Support Network – are encouraging people to have a little fun wearing odd socks during the week, and share their pictures on social media using #LymphoedemaAwareness and #Sockit.

Founder of Gardamed, Mandy Wright, said: “Compression hosiery isn’t just for those suffering from Lymphoedema, anyone with a job that involves spending much of the day on their feet such as air stewards, hairdressers, nurses and pregnant women should be considering wearing compression hosiery as a preventative for future leg issues.”

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