June 2013 Archive

3 for 2 on all gel foot comfort products

25 Jun 2013 15:09:18

This week get '3 for 2' on our premium-quality gel products. Recommended and prescribed by podiatrists.

This week, we're offering an amazing '3 for 2' on our premium-quality gel products. Recommended and prescribed by podiatrists, they're designed to ease a host of common foot problems including corns, blisters, sore heels and painful bunions. Unlike foam, they mould gently to your skin and won't disintegrate. Plus they're washable and reusable making them very economical.

To take advantage of this great offer, simply add any 3 items from our gel foot comfort range to your shopping basket. Enter the promotional code WDG3F2 when prompted and you'll get the cheapest item free.

Terms and Conditions

To redeem this offer, simply add at least 3 gel products to your basket and enter the code WDG3F2 when prompted. Cheapest product free. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. If you are returning items for a refund, all items must be returned to qualify. This offer expires at 11.59pm on 2nd July 2013. Offer only applies to Gel products on Cosyfeet.com. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time. This offer does not apply to multiple purchases (6 for 4, 9 for 6, etc.).

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Wimbledon - 24th June to 7th July

24 Jun 2013 15:53:56

Wimbledon Championships, the oldest tennis tournament in the world, begins this week. It has a strict dress code for competitors, including what they wear on their feet.

Anyone for tennis?

Wimbledon Championships is widely considered to be the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world. Its traditions include a strict dress code for competitors. Tennis players participating in the tournament are required to wear all-white or at least almost all-white clothing. All other items of clothing including hats, socks and shoes should also be almost entirely white.

Last year, Radek Stepanek from the Czech Republic strolled confidently onto Centre Court in bright red and blue shoes. He was immediately ordered to change before he could start his third round match against top seed Novak Djokovic.

Radek Stepanek

This embarrassing situation is unlikely to happen to British tennis player Heather Watson. According to the number two seed in the UK, she takes 5 pairs of white tennis shoes with her whenever she’s on tour.

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Keep feet healthy to avoid falls

19 Jun 2013 09:29:39

The theme of this year’s event is ‘Healthy Feet’ and is about the importance of keeping our feet healthy at all times which can help prevent falls.

Falls Awareness Week – put your best foot forward

It’s thought that each year 1 in 3 over 65's living in the community will have a fall. Falls can cause loss of mobility, independence and confidence and can even result in death.

Falls Awareness Week (17-21 June) is organised by the charity Age UK and they will be holding a number of events to show us that falling doesn’t have to be an inevitable part of ageing.

The theme of this year’s event is ‘Healthy Feet’ and is about the importance of keeping our feet healthy which can help prevent falls.

As we get older, we’re more likely to suffer from foot conditions and complaints such as bunions and stiffness in toe joints and ankles. These problems all affect our balance and reduce sensation in our feet which can lead to falls.

Falls Awareness Week

In addition to these risk factors, studies have shown that some types of footwear and even going barefoot indoors can also contribute to falling.

Some footwear can increase the risk of slips, trips and falls in a number of ways. As well as influencing balance, poor footwear can make it difficult to judge surface friction and distance from the floor.

Shoe characteristics that can aid walking and gait include:

  • a high back or ‘collar’ to support the ankle
  • a hard, slip-resistant sole
  • heel height lower than one inch

For more informationn, it’s worth downloading the leaflet which Age UK has produced. It includes lots of helpful advice including some foot and ankle exercises to improve toe and ankle strength at home. You can view the leaflet by clicking here.

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Enjoy eating outside

17 Jun 2013 09:29:16

National Picnic Week (17th -23rd June) is a great excuse to get outside in the countryside and enjoy some al fresco eating and drinking.

National Picnic Week

Beautiful countryside, a rug laid out in the cool shade of a tree and a wicker basket packed full of goodies. There’s something special about eating outside which is what National Picnic Week is all about.

It takes place from 17-23 June 2013 and people throughout the country will be gathering up their picnic accessories and finding any excuse to eat in the great outdoors.

The good thing about a picnic is you can make it as basic or as gourmet as you want. If you’re looking for ideas for something other than sandwiches and crisps, then take a look at http://uktv.co.uk/food/homepage/sid/5890. It’s got some great picnic recipes including homemade scotch eggs, aubergine and tomato tarts and apple and sausage rolls.

For more advice on how to have a perfect picnic, it’s also worth visiting http://www.h2g2.com/approved_entry/A583977. Happy picnicking!

To help you enjoy National picnic week, we're offering 10% off any product/s from our Keep Active range.

To take advantage of this great offer, simply add any product/s from our Keep Active range to the basket and enter the code WDPW10. 10% will automatically be deducted from your order. Choose from a variety of products designed to make getting out and about easier and more enjoyable. New to our walking collection is our attractive 5 Part Folding Adjustable Walking Stick which folds down easily to fit in your handbag.

Terms and Conditions

To redeem this offer, simply add any item/s from our Keep Active collection to your basket and enter the code WDPW10 when prompted. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. This offer expires at 11.59pm on 25th June 2013. Offer only applies to products on Cosyfeet.com. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time.

Click here to view our  Keep Active range.

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Cosyfeet Announces Award Winner

14 Jun 2013 14:12:59

Glasgow Caledonian Podiatry student, Sarah Laverty, has been awarded the Cosyfeet Podiatry Award 2013.

Cosyfeet Announces Award Winner

Glasgow Caledonian Podiatry student, Sarah Laverty, has been awarded the Cosyfeet Podiatry Award 2013.

Sarah, who has completed three years of her four year BSc Hons in Podiatry, plans to use the £1000 award for her travel and living expenses when she volunteers in and around the Bogota area of Colombia this summer. She will be working under the guidance of eminent US podiatric surgeon Dr Mike Haughey, providing free treatment to impoverished communities at temporary clinics.

Sarah will help to provide basic podiatric care such as nail debridement, matrixectomies for paronychia, drainage of abscesses and debridement of hyperkeratosis/warts. She will administer local anaesthetic as well as cortisone injections for foot and ankle inflammation, and will perform minor surgical procedures including excision of skin lesions, tenotomies and wound debridements under supervision.

Sarah Laverty - Cosyfeet Podiatry Award 2013 winner

Sarah also hopes to participate in orthopaedic operative procedures conducted by Dr Mike Haughey, which could address conditions such as talipes equinovarus, heel spur and ankle fractures.

“It’s reasonable to expect that many patients will present with complex medical issues due to the level of poverty in Bogota,” says Sarah. “I’m looking forward to helping people as much as I can with the clinical skills I have gained at Glasgow Caledonian. I also hope to broaden my clinical experience through exposure to procedures and methods of treatment I haven’t previously encountered.”

Now in its eighth year, the Cosyfeet Podiatry Award assists podiatrists and podiatry students to develop their professional knowledge and skills while benefitting others. The award is open to those who are planning voluntary work, a work placement or research, whether in the UK or abroad. It is designed to contribute to travel and living expenses.

“We have been so impressed with the standard of entries this year,” says Cosyfeet Managing Director, Andrew Peirce. “We’re delighted to be able to assist Sarah with the valuable work she plans to do in Colombia.”

Cosyfeet is the UK’s leading supplier of footwear, socks and hosiery for extra wide, swollen or problem feet. 11,000 health professionals recommend Cosyfeet products to their patients. For more information email prof@cosyfeet.co.uk or call 01458 447275.

For more information about the Cosyfeet Podiatry Award see www.cosyfeet.com/professionals.

Cosyfeet was the first British company to make shoes for people with swollen feet. 30 years on they still offer the biggest range of extra roomy shoes on the market.

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Raise awareness of diabetes

12 Jun 2013 12:51:26

Diabetes Week takes place from 9th -15th June 2013. Held around the UK each year, it’s about raising awareness of this common condition.

Diabetes

Diabetes

Diabetes Week is held annually around the UK and is about raising awareness of the condition as well as raising funds.

Throughout the country, events are held to raise money for Diabetes UK, the charity that organises the week. It’s the largest diabetes charity in the UK and it uses the money donated to fund research into the condition.

The charity also runs a care linewhich gives practical information and emotional support to anyone affected by diabetes – whether you have it yourself, or a friend or family member does.

There are a number of ways to take part in this important week. You could organise a sponsored walk, hold a quiz at your local pub, bake and sell cupcakes or hold a raffletoraise awareness.

If you’ve got any fundraising events planned for Diabetes Week, we’d love to hear from you.

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Free Delivery on our Diabetic Friendly range

11 Jun 2013 16:38:49

To tie in with Diabetes Week (9th to 15th June), we're offering Free Delivery (worth £4.75) on any products from our Diabetic Friendly collection.

To tie in with Diabetes Week (9th to 15th June), we're offering Free Delivery (worth £4.75) on any products from our Diabetic Friendly collection. These products are suitable for everyone, not just people with diabetes but they're especially good if you have sensitive or vulnerable feet. Choose from a selection of ultra comfy seam-free socks, high-quality foot care creams and professional foot comfort products. Simply add anything from our Diabetic Friendly range to your basket and enter the offer code WDDIAFP when prompted. Your order will automatically qualify for FREE delivery. This offer is also available over the phone. Please quote the offer code when ordering.

Please click here to view our Diabetic Friendly range.

Terms and Conditions
To redeem our FREE postage offer (UK Standard Delivery), simply add any products from our Diabetic Friendly range to your basket and enter the code WDDIAFP when prompted. This offer expires at 11.59pm on 18th June 2013. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time. UK orders only. Cosyfeet.com > Medical Condition > Diabetes.

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30 years of Cosyfeet comfort!

7 Jun 2013 09:40:33

This year Cosyfeet celebrates its 30th birthday! We started life back in 1983 with a simple idea – to make extra roomy slippers for people with swollen feet who couldn't find anything to fit.

This year Cosyfeet celebrates its 30th birthday! We started life back in 1983 with a simple idea – to make extra roomy slippers for people with swollen feet who couldn't find anything to fit. Our slippers proved to be very popular and driven by requests from customers, we began adding extra roomy shoes, socks and hosiery to our range.

Over the last 30 years we’ve sold over 3 million pairs of Cosyfeet and are now recommended by over 11,000 health professionals, making us the UKs’ number one choice of footwear for swollen feet. We’ve also expanded our range so there's something for everyone including premium foot comfort solutions and a range of mobility products.

We’d like to take this opportunity to say a big ‘thank you’ to you, our customers, for all your support. We couldn't have got here without you!

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You can make a difference!

5 Jun 2013 09:45:01

Volunteers Week, 1-7 June 2013, is about celebrating the amazing contribution that millions of people make every year across the UK.

Volunteers Week 1-7 June 2013

Volunteers Week

Volunteers Week is about saying ‘Thank You’ to the millions of volunteers who regularly contribute to society across the UK.

Volunteering can make a real difference to the lives of those around you as well as your own. It’s a great way to gain new skills and experience and it can also have lots of social benefits. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, there are a number of ways of going about it.

If you want to find out about opportunities in your local area, a Volunteer Centre can be an ideal place to start. You can search the Volunteer Centre finder at www.volunteering.org.uk.

You can also visit the national database of volunteering opportunities at www.do-it.org.uk. There are over one million opportunities and you can apply to offer your services online.

Another option is Ivo, a social network that connects people and organisations and allows you to search through over 25,000 volunteering opportunities. Visit www.ivo.org for more information.

Volunteers Week

Canine Partners, our chosen charity of the year, are always looking for volunteers. One of the ways you can help is by becoming a puppy parent. Volunteer puppy parents train pups in their own homes under supervision and take part in regular training classes. There are various satellite groups you can join around the UK. This is an excellent opportunity to help the charity fulfil its mission and it covers all expenses. For more information visit www.caninepartners.org.uk.

Whatever you do, not only will you build your own skills, you'll also feel good about helping others - and there's no greater feeling than that!

If you’re involved in any volunteering and you’d like to share your experiences, we’d love to hear from you.

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June 2013 Newsletter Competition

5 Jun 2013 09:31:58

Dora Pudge from Norwich won a £50 Cosyfeet voucher for completing our June quiz. Well done Dora!

Dora Pudge from Norwich won a £50 Cosyfeet voucher for completing our June quiz.

Well done Dora!

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