Odd Socks Day marked the start of Anti-Bullying Week. Odd Socks Day 2023 took place on Monday 13th November. It is supported by cBeebies presenter & ABA patron Andy Day and his band 'Andy and the Odd Socks'.
What is Odd Socks day?
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.
We have provided you with everything you need to make Odd Socks Day 2023 a big success whether you're at school, at home or at work. You can see the resources using the links below:
How can you donate to the Anti-Bullying Alliance?
We are a small team and are always so very grateful for any fundraising that you do for us to help us keep running Anti-Bullying Week each year in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. If you raise/raised money for us through your Odd Socks Day or anytime in Anti-Bullying Week you can give it to us in the following ways:
- You can donate directly to us via our Just Giving page.
- You can send us a cheque, made payable to the ‘Anti-Bullying Alliance’ and posted to Anti-Bullying Alliance, National Children's Bureau, 23 Mentmore Terrace, Hackney, London, E8 3PN. Please make sure you include your name and your address as we like to acknowledge all funds raised wherever possible.
- You can pay by bank deposit or BACS transfer - please email [email protected] for further details. *Please note that we do not have paying in slips and this is not a requirement for deposits to our charity account.
We are really grateful to have the support of Andy and the Odd Socks to help bring Odd Socks Day to life.
Andy and the Odd Socks released their new song 'Make A Noise' just for Odd Socks Day 2023: