What is the Odd Socks Campaign?
Most importantly, Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun! It’s an opportunity to encourage people to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique!
There is no pressure to wear the latest fashion or to buy expensive costumes. All you have to do to take part is wear odd socks to your school, at work of at home, it couldn’t be simpler! Odd Socks day will take place on the first day of Anti-Bullying Week each year to help raise awareness of bullying. We would like to invite participating schools and workplaces to ask participants to make a £1 donation - or any donation you think appropriate - to support us in continuing to coordinate the week every year.
You do not have to raise money to take part - the most important thing is the message of Odd Socks Day - and any money raised for us is a bonus! Make sure you encourage other schools in your local area to get involved!
In 2022 over 5 million children, 1,000s of parents, 100s of workplaces and lots of celebrities and influencers got involved. In previous years we've had Ant and Dec, Emma Willis, Brian May, Craig David, Sir Mo Farah and Annamarie donning their odd socks! Don't miss out highlighting the important issue of bullying in such a fun way.
What can you do to support this?
Odd Socks Day is on Monday 13th November and is a 2-week campaign (13th-19th November for City Students), therefore if you would like to get involved with this then please do - our Sports Clubs compete on Wednesdays and weekends so for our our Sports Fixtures on 15th November, we would like our sports clubs to support Odd Socks Day in line with Anti-Bullying Week to spread kindness and celebrate what makes us unique - feel free to tag us in your attempts on @cityunisusport and we will share this on our socials. Therefore, if you are able to wear odd socks prior, during or after the game to show your support. All you have to do is wear odd socks to work, university or at your sports training to show support.
Where can I find out more information:
To find out more information about this campaign – please follow the link - Odd Socks Day (anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk)
Odd Socks Day in the Past - https://anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/odd-socks-day/odd-socks-days-gone