It is the 12th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day this year!!
A day to raise awareness throughout the world of what Down syndrome is and what it means to have Down syndrome.
Help Celebrate – Lots of Socks
If you would like to help celebrate you can simply wear odd socks to mark the occasion as traditionally odd socks are worn or you could turn it into a fundraiser and raise funds for your local groups or even worldwide groups. For ideas or further information, please visit the lots of socks world down syndrome website. You can buy socks from the Down Syndrome Association here and at the time of writing they were reduced to £2 a pair: https://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/product/lots-of-socks-socks/
Other useful links are here:
- Download a poster – Lots of Socks poster
Previously members have organised fundraisers at their child’s local school or work place and had a lot of fun!!
You can get involved in social media too – use the hashtag #LOTSOFSOCKS across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Our Celebration – a flashmob dance!
This year Cornwall Downs Syndrome Support Group are marking the occasion with a Flashmob dance on the 18th March in Truro, its going to be a lot of fun, do join us if you can. The routine can be found on YouTube here:
We also support Mark Jones who is campaigning to raise awareness having designed a logo for this years World Down Syndrome Awareness Day and he is hitting social media by storm … well done Mark. Mark is passionate about spreading the word.
Visit his website here: World Down Syndrome Day 2017 http://markjone4.wixsite.com/wdsd17
Follow him on Twitter https://twitter.com/JonerTweet and tweet a photo of you holding the artwork: Spreading the word!! #wdsd2017selfie
If you would like to use the artwork you can save it here (right hand mouse click | save as).
To print off to take your selfie.
For your Facebook page