Several St Helens Women players showed their support for World Down Syndrome Day yesterday (21st March 2023)
Skipper Jodie Cunningham, Vice Captains Emily Rudge and Tara Jones, alongside fellow first teamers Katie Mottershead, Zoe Harris, Naomi Williams, Danielle McGifford, Rebecca Rotheram, Amy Taylor, Faye Gaskin, Hannah Roberts, Pip Birchall, Vicky Whitfield and Darcy Stott showed their support for the cause after training yesterday evening.
Our group wore odd socks as many people often do as part of the campaign, to raise awareness in the hope that by wearing colourful, odd socks they can start a conversation with family and friends. This therefore will help to spread the awareness of the event and help more people to recognise World Down Syndrome Day!
You can find our more about the socks campaign here
🧦 Showing off our odd socks at training for #WorldDownSyndromeDay!#COYS | #HistoryInTheMaking |#WDSD2023 pic.twitter.com/LjcMNrlMMK
— St.Helens Women (@saints1890women) March 21, 2023
What is World Down Syndrome Day?
World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is a global awareness day which has been official observed by the United Nations since 2012.
When is World Down Syndrome Day?
World Down Syndrome Day is usually celebrated on the 21st day of the third month every year (21st March).
Why this date?
This date was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosone, which causes Down Syndrome.
You can find out more about World Down Syndrome Day by clicking here