A CASTLEPARK schoolgirl is urging everyone to wear odd socks and celebrate World Down Syndrome Awareness Day this month.

Chloe Lennon is once again reminding everyone to back the campaign in a bid to change perceptions about the condition.

Chloe’s plea comes exactly a year after she inspired the world with a one minute video where she urged people the get their odd socks on and celebrate the Lots of Socks Appeal.

The six-year-old’s plight was viewed in excess of 30 million times all over the globe.

This year the primary one pupil is keeping it a bit more low-key and will be wearing her odd socks on Thursday, March 21 to celebrate.

Mum Jade said: “Last year went a bit crazy, our world just exploded. It was great we were able to raise awareness but in the end it was a bit too much so this year we will just be wearing our odd socks and celebrating World Down Syndrome Day at home.”

Jade says she hopes Chloe is changing people’s perceptions of Down Syndrome one day at a time.

She said: “It’s important that people know all the facts about Down Syndrome, rather than the myths. having that knowledge will hopefully eradicate stereotypes and misconceptions.”

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), is on March 21 and is a global awareness day for the cause.