There are two styles to choose from, and both will help the homeless in your area.
The online retailer Stand4 Socks are currently selling Blackpool skyline socks, and with every sock sold, they donate a pair to someone in need.
The founder of Stand4 Socks, Josh Turner said: “Our model is to donate a thick antibacterial pair to homeless locally to our customers, for every pair we sell. Socks are one of the most requested items by homeless shelters, but as a wear through item, they are rarely donated, unlike money, coffee or old coats – we wouldn’t donate our old odd, hole ridden socks would we?
“In the last 5 years we have donated 150,000 pairs of socks across the UK. Homelessness tends to be concentrated, although not solely, in our towns and cities up and down the country, and our city skyline collection now covers over 60 locations. I design each sock personally, being based in Manchester I could easily visit Preston and Blackpool to draw landmarks like the Harris Museum, St Walburges Church or the Deepdale. The idea being community supporting community …through socks!”
Stand4 Socks was founded by Josh Turner and their ‘pledge’ is: “For every pair of socks we sell, we donate a pair to someone in need. Always.”
Stand4 Socks add that the homeless tend to walk more than the average person, and without the luxury of fresh socks, this can lead to a number of very serious foot health issues, so they created purpose built donation socks which will help towards avoiding these problems.
Every purchase of a Stand4 Socks item comes with the guarantee of ‘Buy One = Give One” and now customers can do a good deed whilst also wearing their hometown with pride.
Available in male and female sizes, the city skyline socks range from £11.99 to £12.99 each, however Gazette readers can use the code LANCASHIRE20 for 20% off the Blackpool, Preston, Blackburn and Bolton sock ranges
Made from Softer Combed Cotton, all the antibacterial socks have reinforced heels and toes to prevent the chance of holes forming, and are fitted with a Comfit Arch which gives extra support to the arch of the foot.
The city landscape collection includes Blackpool.
Referring to the Blackpool sock range, the Stand4 Socks website states: “Home to the pleasure beach, tower ballroom and famous illuminations, represent Blackpool in these skyline socks, whether this is where you were born, your new home or just somewhere that holds a special memory. The striking black and white colour scheme elevates any outfit and provides great comfort with combed cotton knit.”
You can see the full range of socks available on Stand4 Socks website.
The Blackpool sock also comes in tangerine.
These are the socks that readers can use their 20% discount on.