World Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week 2019

Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week and World Down Syndrome Day are an amazing opportunity to challenge our society’s misconceptions about Down’s syndrome and to call for it to be more inclusive. We’ll be celebrating the achievements of people with Down’s syndrome, telling their stories and amplifying their voices.

The DSA will especially be highlighting the stories and achievements of people with Down’s syndrome and who have more complex needs…a section of our own community who can sometimes feel particularly left behind.
In the past we’ve had clubs do a range of things, from fundraising by selling socks to running mini-tournaments.


We have even had Arsenal, Millwall, Ospreys Rugby and some others get some first team players to have a photo in odd socks, joining celebrities such as David Tennant, Bradley Walsh and David Mitchell amongst many others.


How can you help? By wearing #LotsOfSocks! But not just any socks wear our official #LotsOfSocks socks or other brightly coloured, mis-matched socks. You can wear them at home, nursery, school, college, university, work, play, travel, on holiday, gym, at sports events, cinema, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing on 21 March 2019!