Keep those old socks

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Don’t throw out those old socks, scarves and beanies … they can be put to good use.

 CGH Radiographer Teresa Roberts wants them.

 Teresa thanked everyone at CGH who donated socials towards the second Shepherd’s Australia Sock Drive to help Melbourne’s Homeless and urged everyone to start thinking about next year.

 “The front of Parliament House was a blaze of colour from the many donated items on Saturday 27 May,” Teresa said.

 “Over 2000 pairs of socks plus clothing, scarves and beanies were donated.  They will go a long way towards helping a lot of people who desperately need it this winter. 

 “Socks wear out faster than any other article of clothing and homeless people struggle to find clean dry socks.  As a result, they can develop trench foot, a condition caused by feet being exposed to long periods of wet and cold which can lead to amputation.”

 Donations for 2018 can be left at CGHS Medical Imaging Department.

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