Airedale Hospital staff to raise money through Christmas sock day

Clinical staff at Airedale Hospital who can't wear Christmas jumpers at work will be donning their festive socks instead next month to raise money for charity.

Airedale Hospital and Community Charity’s annual Christmas Sock Day returns on Friday 16th December.

For the past three years, it has run Christmas Sock Day because clinical staff such as doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers 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!

The charity 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 in Ilkley, Skipton and Settle.

Simply pick your favourite festive or fancy socks, pop them on, and donate £1 to Airedale Hospital and Community Charity to raise funds to support the Airedale community.

Airedale Charity’s Christmas sock day will take place on Friday 16th December, but people can pick a different date to suit them if they prefer.

A spokesperson for 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 the past few years, with lots of staff at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust taking part, as well as local schools and other members of the community.

“Christmas Sock Day is a little bit of fun to celebrate the festive period. We want to encourage everyone to join in and raise money to support our local hospital and community services.” 

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

You can find out more details at

Airedale Hospital and Community Charity also accepts gifts for patients that will be in hospital over the festive period. If you would like to arrange dropping off a gift, please contact the charity via email:

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