Why socks?  Well, a chromosome looks a little like a sock and people with Down’s syndrome have an extra copy of the 21st chromosome.

Our Lots of Socks challenge takes place on Thursday 21st March 2024 and is a fun, easy way to help raise not only vital funds, but awareness of Down’s syndrome in Scotland. 

You can take part as a family by wearing lots of socks at home, or get your nursery, school, dance class, sports club, students union or place of work involved as well by wearing lots of socks or your brightest odd socks, the choice is yours!

It's as easy as 1-2-3...

1. Sign up before Thursday 21st March 2024 to receive your Lots of Socks awareness and fundraising packs, including your branded collecting cans and buckets! Don't forget to set up your online fundraising page or Download & Print Off a Sponsor Form

2. Wear lots of odd, wacky or crazy socks on World Down's Syndrome Day - Thursday 21st March 2024, with family, friends, classmates or work colleagues and let's get people donating and talking about Down's syndrome in Scotland. If someone asks you about your socks you can tell them, "I'm wearing them to raise awareness of Down's syndrome". 

3. Click here to Pay In and Donate to Down's Syndrome Scotland

We would love to see your Lots of Socks pictures. You can share them with us by emailing takeastepforward@dsscotland.org.uk

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Lots Of Socks

Lots-of-Socks Down's Syndrome Scotland
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 or 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 and raise vital funds for Down’s Syndrome Scotland at the same time.