Les Amis, the islands leading charity who supports those with learning disabilities, is encouraging us all to wear odd socks as part of Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week. As part of the annual #LotsofSocks campaign, people are being asked to post photos in their odd socks on social media and to make a donation to the charity.
Corporates, schools, families and friends are all able to take part, snapping bright and colourful mismatched socks to show their support of the cause. De Gruchy are proud to be supporting the campaign, giving away pairs of ‘Happy Socks’ to those who share the best photos tagging in the charity.
Jason Loveless, Head of Support Services at Les Amis, said: “While this is a great bit of fun that all the family can take part in, we hope it will make people think about those with Down’s Syndrome and how we can advocate for their rights, inclusion and well-being within our community. We want everyone to wear odd socks and feel a little bit different, recognising that we really are all the same on the inside.
“The last year has been incredibly tough on our charity and for all those with a learning disability, but we are looking forward to more positive times when we are able to get out and about once again and host our events. We would be incredibly grateful to all those that could take part and make a small contribution towards Les Amis.
Donations can be made to Les Amis on www.lesamis.org.je/donate which will help the charity continue to provide support to its service users and their families and offer more opportunities for those with learning disabilities to live out their best lives.
Les Amis Limited Registered Charity No. 232 | LA Incorporated No.231 | Association of Jersey Charities Number: AJC 113