Down Syndrome International is inviting everyone across the world to wear odd socks to support World Down Syndrome Day.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is supporting the campaign to help raise awareness locally.
We are encouraging as many people as possible to get involved by wearing their odd socks on Wednesday 21 March, taking a photo (just of their socks!) and posting the image on Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #steesODDSOCKS. The more outrageous the better!
Join in – wear your craziest odd socks, tell your friends and families and get people talking!
If you’d like more information about Down’s syndrome, you can visit downs-syndrome.org.uk or call their helpline 0333 121 2300.
Did you know?
- Down’s syndrome affects people of all ages, races, religious and economic situations.
- There are approximately 40,000 people with Down’s syndrome living in the UK.
- Down’s syndrome is only a part of the person. People with Down’s syndrome are all unique individuals.
- Lots of people with Down’s syndrome are able to leave home, have relationships, work, and lead largely independent lives.
- People with Down’s syndrome are more likely to have certain health problems, including:
- heart disorders
- hearing and vision problems
- thyroid problems
- recurrent infections