World Down Syndrome Day: Join us in raising awareness

21st March 2024

March 21st marks World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), a significant global awareness day that has been recognised by the United Nations since 2012. At Chichester District Foodbank, we stand in solidarity with the global community in raising awareness and promoting the rights, inclusion, and well-being of people with Down syndrome.


Understanding World Down Syndrome Day

WDSD is more than just a day on the calendar; it’s an opportunity to celebrate the lives and achievements of people with Down syndrome, who play a vital role in our communities and lives. It’s a day to advocate for their rights, inclusion, and well-being, ensuring everyone has the opportunity to live fulfilling lives.

Why it matters

Every person with Down syndrome deserves respect, dignity, and the chance to participate fully in society. By raising awareness, we can help break down barriers and foster a more inclusive world where everyone is valued for their unique contributions.

How you can get involved

There are many ways to support WDSD and make a difference:

  • Visit World Down Syndrome Day’s website: It’s filled with information, stories, and resources that can help you understand more about Down syndrome and how to support the cause.
  • Spread awareness: Use the day to educate yourself and others about Down syndrome. Share information and stories on social media or in conversation with friends and family.
  • Wear lots of socks: One of the symbols of WDSD is wearing brightly colored socks, mismatched socks, or even extra socks to signify the extra chromosome that people with Down syndrome carry. It’s a fun and visible way to show your support and spark conversations.

Let’s Celebrate Together

Join us in recognising WDSD and help spread the word about the importance of inclusion, respect, and support for everyone with Down syndrome. Together, we can make a real difference.

Happy World Down Syndrome Day!

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