Our 2019 World Down Syndrome Day campaign is drawing ever closer, so we’ve pulled our socks up to let you know how you can get involved…
What is World Down Syndrome Day?
World Down Syndrome Day is on 21st March. This date – the 21st day of the 3rd month – represents the 3 copies of chromosome 21, which is unique to people with Down syndrome. This year marks the 12th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day, which is officially recognized by the United Nations.
Once again we’re selling our delicious gingerbread socks to raise funds and awareness.
Now in it’s fourth year, our gingerbread sock biscuits campaign, originally conceived and created by the daughter & dad team of Emma & Chris Harris, just keeps on selling and selling! And this year even more schools, businesses and individuals have pledged to get involved and sell our delicious gingerbread treats!
Our fitness challenge to run, walk, bike or swim 21.3 miles or kilometers is back for 2019. Here’s how you can get involved:
DIG OUT YOUR SPORTS SOCKS…
We have running places for the Chester half marathon (May), Warrington half marathon (Sept), Manchester half marathon (Oct) and Wilmslow 10K (Nov). Please contact Fran Wilson if you’re interested.
YOUR WALKING SOCKS…
NEW FOR 2019 The Moochathon has launched! It’s a 21.3 mile walk on Saturday 23rd March to raise funds and awareness. It starts and ends in Hartford.
Please click here for more details of the Moochathon 21.3 and to register your place.
FOR FAMILES We have the Mini Moochathon also on Saturday 23rd March. This is a 2.1K circular walk up and down the Whitegate Way section of the route, starting and finishing at the Whitegate Station Cafe and kicking off around 11am.
OR EVEN YOUR DOG’S SOCKS…
Our annual World Down Syndrome Day dog walk will be taking place once again on Thursday 21st March at Marbury Park in Northwich at 10am. Please click here to register your pooch.
CDSSG Annual Golf Day Supporting World Down’s Syndrome Day 2019
And of course our Down’s Syndrome Awareness celebrations wouldn’t be complete without our annual golf day which this year takes place on Friday 22nd March, at the wonderful Vale Royal Abbey .It will be based around a 12 noon shot gun start, with tickets costing £40 per person or £160 per team – both of which include a hot supper! Please click here to book your place at this very popular fundraising event, remebering to put ‘Golf Day Entry’ to the subject line.
A ladies Evening in support of CDSSG and World Down’s Syndrome Day 2019
We’re delighted that one of our supporters, Nicola Bradley has chosen to create this wonderful event for us, with all procceeds going to support Cheshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group.
Tickets are £10 and includes a glass of fizz on arrival. Please click here to purchase yours now.