Greeting card shop in Portsmouth holds a sock amnesty

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A GREETING card shop has launched a sock amnesty in an attempt to save dads from yet another pair of socks this Father’s Day.

Hallmark, which has a store in Portsmouth, has launched its ‘Dads Deserve More’ campaign.

It is asking people to send in socks that they may have already bought for Father’s Day on Sunday.

It is hoping to raise more than £1,000 for charity Prostate Cancer UK.

Steve Wright, CEO at Hallmark UK, said: ‘Our insight tells us that parents much prefer a hand written card over a gift from their kids, therefore, we definitely think dads deserve more than a pair of socks.’