BRING us some socks!
That's the plea from a Huddersfield church helping to kit out African schoolchildren.
The drive to collect 1,000 pairs of socks has been launched at St Thomas's Church, Bradley.
It wants them for children in Mara, Tanzania.
Organiser Helen Drury said: "For children to go to school there they must have a uniform including shoes and socks.
"They are not allowed to attend without them. This is to show how important they think education is."
Appeal organisers also need 10p for each pair of socks to cover the cost of transport to Africa.
Collection points are being set out in St Thomas's Church, its church hall, Robin's Den community shop in Keldregate, and in Bradley schools.
It is also hoped that local supermarkets will get involved.
Mrs Drury said: "The answer to many problems in Tanzania is thought to be education and we want to do all we can to help."
Faith in Action, a charity in Lindley, has offered to take the socks in its next shipment to Africa.
Mrs Drury asked that 10p pieces to cover the cost be put in the toe of one sock or be given separately.
Socks can also be taken to a special service at St Thomas's on Sunday, October 17, starting at 10.30am.