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Due to the Coronavirus situation, Autism East Midlands had to cancel Silly Sock day 2020, which was due to take place at the end of Autism Awareness Week in early April.

At this time, many of our partners were coming to grips with working from home, and adapting to the new pattern of life we have known for the last few weeks.

The cancellation of the event has been painful – we have lost much-needed income from the day, which would be used to support those who access our services throughout this crisis – some of the most vulnerable in society.

The good news is that you can still help, as we invite you to join us in taking part in our virtual #SillySockDay – anytime up to (and including) Thursday May 28th, when we will feature your best efforts on our social media pages.

So, dig out those silly socks from the back of the drawer – and get your friends, family and coworkers involved in making a difference!

How to get involved

1. Wear your silliest socks

2. Take a photo and share on social media
Using the hashtag #SillySockDay tagging friends, family, and colleagues to get involved.

Tag Autism East Midlands using:
Twitter: @autismeastmids
Facebook: @AutismEastMidlands
Instagram: @autismeastmids

You may like to copy and paste this post:

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I’m taking part in a virtual #SillySockDay run by Autism East Midlands to raise awareness of their work. I’ve also made a donation to help them support autistic adults and children at this challenging time.

I nominate [INSERT TAGS] to do the same – show us your silliest socks!

Make your donation at www.justgiving.com/campaign/SillySockDay 

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3. Donate at www.justgiving.com/campaign/SillySockDay
Give whatever you choose, we are so grateful for your support!

Whether you’re working from home, social distancing in the office or isolating with the family, we want to ensure the safety of our participants which is why we encourage those involved to have social distancing measures in practice when taking part.

About Silly Sock Day

Silly Sock Day is an annual awareness raising day we hold each year during Autism Awareness Week. We invite individuals, Schools, businesses and other organisations to don their most ridiculous socks on #SillySockDay helping support autistic individuals across the East Midlands by raising funds and awareness.

For any queries regarding our Virtual Silly Sock Day event, please get in touch with our fundraising team at fundraising@autismeastmidlands.org.uk. 

Take a look at our Silly Sock Day Gallery with examples from last years participants!