Help celebrate this World Down Syndrome Day by rocking lots of socks!

World Down Syndrome Day Lots Of Socks

With so many of us stuck at home self-isolating and social distancing during this most difficult time, Down Syndrome Ireland is asking people to help celebrate this year’s World Down Syndrome Day today March 21st by rocking their most colourful and fun socks and share photos and videos across social media using #LotsOfSocks4DSI. The ‘Lots of Socks’ campaign represents the extra chromosome that people with Down syndrome have and is internationally recognised to raise awareness about Down syndrome.

Liam Ahern, President of Down Syndrome Ireland, said: “We know this is an incredibly challenging time but let’s come together while staying apart by spreading some fun and help us mark this international day of celebration of people with Down syndrome.”

 Down Syndrome Ireland continues to serve our members and anyone who needs help during these difficult times.  The charity’s team – who offer advice, support and information for all ages – are on hand to help families with children and adults who have Down syndrome throughout Ireland.

“We’re also working on increasing the amount of information that children and adults can access online and creating additional resources for people to continue their learning at home. This is a worrying time for everyone, so don’t hesitate to pick up the phone if you need us,” Mr Ahern continued.

 86% of Down Syndrome Ireland’s annual funding comes from public fundraising activities and the wonderful generosity of communities, workplaces, schools, and individuals throughout Ireland. As all the charity’s usual fundraising activities are currently on hold, Down Syndrome Ireland is asking for those in a position to do so to please make a donation to

“We really do appreciate your support, especially during this time of crisis. These are strange times but please remember, we’re stronger together and we will get through this. Take care and stay safe,” Mr Ahern added.




Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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