Headline
Buy snazzy socks to support Down's Syndrome
Date
Tue, 10 Mar 2020
Description

Snap up some snazzy socks, put your best foot forward and rock your socks at work on Wednesday, 18 March in support of Down's Syndrome Awareness Week.

Sam Tomkins, inclusion and access manager, is selling pairs of colourful odd socks (new socks, they are designed to be different) and encouraging people to wear them to work on Wednesday, 18 March.

Her team has, since September 2019, been working with supported intern, Lucy Dillon, who has Down's Syndrome.

Sam said: "It has been a privilege to work alongside Lucy, she has taught us so much about the barriers she has faced whilst working with a disability. We have all learnt so much from her."

The socks are available in three sizes and three colour choices - red and blue, yellow and purple and green and orange.

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SOCKS AND SMILES: Nick Procter purchases a few pairs of the snazzy socks from member of the team, Martyn Broughton

Sam and Lucy have 100 pairs of socks to sell, at £3.95 per pair, and plenty have been bought already.

CMT is also supporting this fund raiser as they are passionate about supporting young people with special educational needs and disabilities into the workforce.

Lucy is going around County Hall, Beverley, selling socks today (Tuesday, 10 March) but if you missed her, pairs can be obtained from Sam in room AF32.

Down's Syndrome Awareness Week runs from 16-22 March, and although #LotsOfSocks Day is being celebrated nationally on Saturday, 21 March, staff at County Hall are being asked to rock their funky, fabulous and fashionable socks at work on Wednesday, 18 March.

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