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World Down Syndrome Day


World Down Syndrome Day 2024 theme…

“End The Stereotypes”

What is a Stereotype?

A stereotype is a perception of something that a person knows little about and that is usually wrong. The stereotypes are usually damaging to individuals who have little education around such problems and also the person who has different traits to others. These stereotypes often lead to people been treated badly, neglected and abused.

The awareness day was made official in 2011, to make people aware of not only Down Syndrome but the negative impacts people deal with on a daily basis. The aim of the campaign is to unite us all to be treated the same and fairly.

1 in 800 babies are born with Down Syndrome with no known cause other than the extra chromosome that occurs naturally.

“Lots of Socks” campaign is an annual global event to get people talking and facing challenges head on and together. The campaign encourages us all to wear odd socks which can be purchased whilst raising money below;

Lots Of Socks campaign – World Down Syndrome Day