Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wear odd socks day!!!



I recently (this afternoon) learned that tomorrow, the 27th March, is "Wear odd socks day". This holiday is to support the blind and vision-ally impaired, and for them, some everyday activities can be very challenging. Choosing matching socks and other clothing are some of the many challenges they face, so this day is to support them. The Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) is a sponsor of "Wear odd socks day", though I think they are based in South Australia. Another place that support "Wear odd socks day" and a school in Gambia is Sicklinghall Primary School in the UK. The Wetherby News says: "Pupils decided to wear odd socks to school for the day to raise money for their chosen charity The James Ogoo Memorial Nursery School in Gambia. The school’s council planned a variety of fundraising events and publicity to help raise money for the less fortunate school in Gambia". I think it's a great way to raise money for charities, and have fun in silly socks!!!!!

Quote of the day: America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up. - Oscar Wilde

6 comments:

Little Kiwi said...

Wow that sounds cool and interesting I wore od socks on Camp !! anyway thanks 4 your comment on My Blog


NZ 4eva :)

The Other Boy said...

Just found out that the Gambia one was celebrated in February, the RSB was the 30th May, and wikiHow says it's celebrated on the nearest saturday to the 24th of May, but Ovi magazine says it the date I put, and it's World wear odd socks day????
Can anybody shed some light on this??

Little Miss Room 18 said...

That sounds like such a cool idea in class we should do something to encourage odd socks day!

Bubbles said...

Well I guess we kind of missed it oops!!!!

pinky said...

I always wear odd socks even when it's bot odd socks day!

Bubbles said...

I love the idea of this I love giving people what they really diserve instead of being discriminated :)