Lots of Socks is a fun, easy way to help raise, not only vital funds but awareness of Down’s syndrome.  This year we would love to see as many people as possible stepping forward in their odd socks!

You can take part as a family by wearing socks at home or you could get your school, nursery, dance class, sports club, students union or place of work get involved as well. Simply pull on your odd socks and let everyone know you support Down’s Syndrome Scotland. Hopefully, you can raise funds along the way too!

#TakeAStepForward with us on the path to a better future for people with Down’s syndrome all over Scotland.

It really is as easy as wearing odd socks for a day, but you will be making a big statement!  

Instead of selling socks this year we are encouraging everyone to be creative and wear their own odd and wacky socks, meaning that as many people as possible can take part and help to support people with Down’s syndrome and their families in Scotland.

Why the odd socks?  Well, a chromosome looks a little like a sock and people with Down’s syndrome have an extra copy of the 21st chromosome.  Sharing pictures of your odd socks with your friends and colleagues on social media is a great way to open up conversations and help raise awareness.

You can start the fun today by clicking on Sign Me Up!  There's packs available for you and we also have packs for Pre-school, Primary School, Secondary School and for your workplace.  

We would love to see your Lots of Socks pictures, you can share with us on all social media channels using the hashtags #TakeAStepForward #LotsOfSocks.

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Lots Of Socks

Wear your brightest, most eye-catching odd socks and have fun raising awareness and vital funds for Down’s Syndrome Scotland.

Tea for 21

What better way to celebrate Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week than over a cup of tea…and a slice of cake. Celebrate by hosting a virtual Tea for 21 party with your friends or colleagues and raise money for Down’s Syndrome Scotland.

21 in 21

21 in 21 is your challenge to make your own. Whether it’s walking a mile a day for 21 days with the family, doing 21 press ups or taking on a bigger challenge of cycling 21 miles in one day. Why not give yourself a challenge and raise vital funds for Down’s Syndrome Scotland at the same time.