Last year 26 of us went to Immortal Art Studio to get Inked with The Lucky Few tattoo.
Immortal helped us raise over £1000 which was put toward activities for the group throughout 2018.
This year Immortal have asked us to return!
We cant wait, anyone wishing to join us on March 21st, we would love to hear from you!!
Could you help raise awareness and promote positivity by wearing Odd socks on World Down's Syndrome day, March 21st, sharing your Odd Sock images on your social media platforms and tagging CumbriaDSSG & #WDSD19 so we can share your Odd Sockness.
Why March 21st?
People with Down's Syndrome have an extra, or 3rd copy of the 21st chromosome.
Why odd socks?
if you look at the chromosomes Karyotype image it looks like Odd Socks.
Our aim is to promote positivity and raise awareness about Down's Syndrome on WDSD.
We are also attempting a Guinness World Record for Most odd Socks in one place, to participate, please come to Carlisle College Sports Hall at 12noon on March 21st.
Hope to see your Odd Socks soon!
To find out more about WDSD & it's origins, please see:
Thanks to Training from Active Cumbria and A specialised Module from DSActive, Cumbria Down's Syndrome support Group are Piloting a walking Scheme for people with Down's Syndrome and their families.
The Ramblers have been encouraging people to get out and get walking for many years, thanks to training from Active Cumbria Many groups in Cumbria have succeeded in setting up regular walks.
Thanks to DSActive adding a training module specifically targeted at what additional needs somebody with Trisomy 21 may have and how best to manage situations Volunteers at Cumbria Down's Syndrome Support Group now feel confident in Leading Walks across Cumbria and beyond.
Our first Walk in this Pilot for DSActive is on March 23rd at 1pm in Clapham Nature reserve.
We are joining Lancashire DS group and encouraging people to wear their Odd Socks for #WDSD19
The Parry Family Charitable Foundation have kindly given us a grant to buy Walking kits for the Walk leaders.