Rock Your Socks 4 DSILMB

As we enter March, World Down Syndrome Day is just around the corner on the 21st. We are asking people to get involved to raise awareness and some vital funds for our Branch.

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), 21 March, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.

The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.

We encourage communities, schools, clubs, companies and individuals to choose their own activities and events to celebrate WDSD and to help raise awareness of this very special celebration. We are inviting your communities, schools, clubs, companies and individuals to take part in this fun event by asking you to wear brightly coloured socks or odd socks on Thursday 21st of March and donate €2 to #RockYourSocks and our branch.

The World Down Syndrome Day #RockYourSocks campaign exists to raise awareness of Down syndrome. All you need to do is choose some socks that are going to get noticed. Get your friends, classmates and colleagues to join in too.

Our campaign;

End The Stereotypes. Stereotypes are harmful!

For people with Down syndrome and intellectual disabilities, stereotypes can stop us from being treated like other people. We get treated like children, we are underestimated and we are excluded. Sometimes we are treated very badly or even abused.

We want you to wear the loudest socks you can find, and wear them with pride to support people with Down Syndrome.

If you are a business, you and your colleagues, managers or even customers could get involved with a bucket collection on the counter or in the office. If you are a school, you could hold a Rock Your Socks Day with every teacher and student getting involved.

Do whatever you like to raise awareness and funds for the Down Syndrome Ireland Louth Meath Branch. Your donations can be accepted at or on our Donate page on our website