The BLS need your help!
This year during Lymphoedema Awareness Week (LAW) the BLS and LSN are collaborating on ‘The Sock It Campaign’ to raise awareness for lymphoedema. We ask all our members to help make this year’s campaign a success and have worked with LSN to prepare resources for you to use.
Below are the links to two poster options for you to email to Health Care Professionals (HCP’s) in your area (sample email also linked) encouraging them to have a have a little fun wearing odd socks during LAW and share their pictures on social media #LymphoedemaAwareness, #Sockit . Encourage them to share the pictures or videos with you also and you can feed these back to the LSN and BLS. The posters are very similar but one is an editable version allowing organisations to add their own details for the event e.g. Please can all staff wear odd socks to work on the 6th March 2018.
The posters are A4 so once emailed to GPs and any HCPs in your area they can be printed out easily and displayed in surgeries and departments. The more HCPs you can encourage to get involved the better. Think GP surgeries, hospital wards and departments, hospices, clinical commissioners and chief executives!
Also linked below are two different information leaflets to email out also. One is for HCPs and one is for the public. Please encourage organisations getting involved to disseminate this information to staff and patients.
As BLS members we ask that your primary focus be raising awareness amongst HCPs but if you want to get friends and relatives involved, local politicians or anyone famous you may know, then please go right ahead. Please display posters in your own service to encourage patients to get involved. The more awareness the better! We aim to flood social media with Sock It pictures and make the idea of wearing “odd socks” synonymous with lymphoedema, just as “Red Nose Day” is for Comic Relief, “Pudsey and Spots” are for Children in Need and Macmillan are known for their coffee mornings.
Good luck and have fun spreading #Lymphoedema Awareness with #Sockit !!
Over 200,000 men, women and children in the UK live with lymphoedema. Show your support by wearing odd socks during awareness week 4-10 March. Over 200,000 men, women and children in the UK live with lymphoedema. Show your support by wearing odd socks during awareness week 4-10 March. Lymphoedema Awareness, 'Sock It' Campaign -
Information for Health Care Professionals
Lymphoedema Awareness, 'Sock It' Campaign - Easy To Read Sample email for colleagues
Over 200,000 men, women and children in the UK live with lymphoedema. Show your support by wearing odd socks during awareness week 4-10 March.Download .pdf
Lymphoedema Awareness, 'Sock It' Campaign - Information for Health Care ProfessionalsDownload .doc
Lymphoedema Awareness, 'Sock It' Campaign - Easy To ReadDownload .doc
Sample email for colleaguesDownload .doc
The face of our campaign this year is Nicola. She has agreed to be our poster girl and to share her story.
A big thank you to Nicola from both the BLS and LSN. Our thanks also go to Juzo for providing Nicola’s armsleeve and photographer James Stewart www.jamesstewartphotography.co.uk.