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

Your school, nursery, dance class, football club or your place of work can come together this Awareness Week, pull on their odd socks and Take a Step Forward on the path to a better future for people with Down’s syndrome.

All we ask is that each person donates a minimum of £1 to help support people living with Down’s syndrome in Scotland and their families. Your Lots of Socks event will make a significant difference.  

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.  It’s a great way to open up conversations and help raise awareness.

You can start the fun today by clicking on Sign me up!  There are packs available for Pre-school, Primary School, Secondary School and for your workplace.  

We would love to hear about your Lots of Socks event and see your pictures, you can share to us on all social media channels using the hashtag #takeastepforward.

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Lots Of Socks

Lots-of-Socks Down's Syndrome Scotland
Get together with friends, family and colleagues and 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 Tea for 21 party with your friends and colleagues and raise money for Down’s Syndrome Scotland.

21 in 21

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 yourself and raise vital funds for down’s Syndrome Scotland at the same time.