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.

Get Up For Down’s – Raising Awareness in 2018

Could you get active and cover 213 miles for Down’s?

Join the Get Up For Down’s Campaign and get fit in 2018, whilst raising awareness of Down’s Syndrome and support more people through-out Cheshire.

What’s involved?

The Get up for down’s campaign is asking everyone to complete 213 miles of exercise by World Down Syndrome Awareness Day on the 21st March 2018. You can walk, run, cycle or swim and can complete your miles on your own or as part of a small group (2/3 people)

To register just visit the official Get Up for Down’s website click ‘sign up’ – it couldn’t be simpler!

You can also find loads more information, updates and encouragement over at the official Get Up for Down’s Facebook group page here

Calling all Canines – bring your owners to the park for a walk on World Down Syndrome Day!

Pooch Power!

To round off this year’s World Down Syndrome Day campaign we’ve got a brilliant event that you…and your four-legged friends are GOING TO LOVE! We’re inviting everyone to join us at Marbury Park on World Down’s Syndrome Day for a charity dog walk. Pay a pound for your pooch and enjoy a lovely mooch around the a 3 kilometre circuit of the this picturesque park. The event will attended by Oscar’s Dog Food and Mike the trainer, and there will be doggy goodie bags for all four-legged entrants and refreshments for their two-legged friends!

Please meet at the refreshment stall for around 10 am on the 21st March

Gingerbread Sock Biscuit Sales

biscuits x 3

Once again we have been supported by the wonderful Roberts Bakery together with some fantastic distribution partners across Cheshire East and West which has meant we’ve been able to get some 30’000 gingerbread sock biscuits into over 60 schools and businesses across the region.

If you could hold a biscuit sale and sell some of our delicious gingerbread socks then please click the link below. Each biscuit comes individually wrapped in boxes of 30 biscuits, and all we ask is that order just as many as you think you’ll be able to sell (no pre-sale purchase is required).

Every penny from these sales will be used to fund the stated aims of CDSSG, and we would ask that all proceeds be forwarded to us no later than Friday 13th April 2018 (by cash, BACS or cheque>

To place an order for some of our Gingerbread socks please click here.

Awareness Assemblies

This year we will be further raising awareness by inviting schools across Cheshire to take part in our CDSSG awareness assembly roadshow! So, if your school would like to take part and have us come and present a WDSD awareness assembly then please contact us here


We want to get people talking about World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March! We can do this if we all wear socks… brightly coloured socks, long socks, printed socks, 1 sock… even 3 socks for 3 chromosomes. We are asking you to help raise awareness of Down’s syndrome by encouraging your school, work place or community group to wear lots of socks on the 21st March and donate £1 to CDSSG.


Awareness Day Materials

Click to download a copy of our Biscuit Sale Poster

Click to download a copy of our Biscuit Sale Poster


Click to download a copy of our CDSSG Inclusion collage noticeboard Poster

Click to download a copy of our CDSSG Inclusion collage noticeboard Poster


Click to order a fundraising pack and gingerbread biscuits

Click to order a fundraising pack and gingerbread biscuits

If you would like to purchase any of our branded merchandise, please email admin@cdssgroup.org.uk

Tshirts – Kids £7, Adults £8

Hoodies – Kids £10, Adults £15

Available in a range of sizes.