World Down Syndrome Day 2020

Saturday 21st 2020 is the annual World Down Syndrome Day, run by an organisation very much at the heart of Lympstone Manor, Down Syndrome International. Each year we raise funds to help and support the tireless effort the charity does, and cannot wait to do so in 2020.

What is World Down Syndrome Day and #LotsOfSocks? 

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.

Down Syndrome International (DSi) encourages their friends and supporters all over the world to choose their own activities and events on WDSD to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.

Each year, Down Syndrome International wants to get people talking about Down Syndrome and so creates a new official #LotsOfSocks design, with the socks being sold around the world to raise awareness. In 2019 over 32,000 pairs were sold. The official #LotsOfSocks design for 2020 was inspired by artist Jijo Das.

Down’s Syndrome Association was our chosen charity for March and April in 2019, and we’re really proud to have raised £1,633. Adding to the £17,000 raised for the charity to date.