02, Nov, 2022
The London Irish Foundation are holding a Disability Festival on Saturday 3rd December before the Gallagher Premiership fixture against newcastle at the GTECH Stadium
The International Day of Disabled People – 03 December
The International Day of Disabled People (IDDP) takes place annually on 03 December. The day was created by the UN in 1992; with the aims to promote the rights & well-being of disabled people across society & raise awareness of disability in every aspect of political, social, economic & cultural life.
Purple Sock Day
To celebrate IDDP in the UK, we are asking the public, business community & all other organisations to buy & wear a pair of our Purple Socks on 03 December; show them off with pride & share outward support for our disability community via social media - Purple is the colour associated with disability.
The BAM Socks
The socks are made by the British fashion brand BAM, who are pioneers in natural and purposeful activewear. Soft, sustainable, & ethically sourced bamboo clothing run by people who care passionately about our environment.
How Much is a Pair of Socks?
At just £6 per pair, we want to make our high-quality socks as affordable as possible for most people.
Who is Behind Purple Sock Day?
Parallel Lifestyle is a social enterprise who champion disability inclusion & wellbeing through an attitude of ‘no limits living.’ Founded by Claudia & Andrew Douglass, Parallel’s social aim is to support the D/deaf, disabled & neurodivergent communities to be free to live life to the full in mainstream society.
What Happens to the Money?
Fifty percent of profits is ring-fenced for a Purple Sock Fund, which is used to provide funding & support to disabled-owned start-up businesses & budding disabled entrepreneurs. The Purple Sock Fund is overseen by Hatch Enterprise, an award-winning charity that supports under-represented founders to develop the knowledge, confidence, & skills needed to launch & grow a business. The other 50% of any profits is re-invested into growing Purple Sock Day & other Parallel social enterprise projects.
How Can You Help?
By buying, wearing & sharing will make a huge difference. Together we can celebrate The International Day of Disabled People, through a simple act of national mass participation. Purple Sock Day will also help raise positive awareness for disability inclusion & create social impact by helping to unlock the business potential of our talented D/deaf, disabled & neurodivergent entrepreneurs.
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