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Odd Socks Day 2019

The Odd Socks Day 2019 school pack and new song 'Change' from Andy and the Odd Socks are now available. 

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What is it?

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 for parents to buy expensive costumes.  All you have to do to take part is wear odd socks to your school or workplace, it couldn’t be simpler!  Odd Socks day will take place on the first day of Anti Bullying Week each year [please note that this year it is happening on Tuesday 12th November 2019 to avoid clashing with Armistice Day] 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!

You can download the School Pack here. 

Win a visit from Andy and the odd Socks. To do this take part in the competition on Odd Socks Day!!

Take part in the competition here

We are delighted to have the support of Andy Day, CBeebies star and his band, Andy and the Odd Socks, again this year.
They've written an amazing song called "Change", especially for Anti-Bullying Week based on this year's theme Change Starts With Us:


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. If you raise 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 Virgin Money 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. 

We are also really grateful that SafeToNet are working as official supporters of the Anti-Bullying Alliance and Odd Socks Day this year. They are providing their safeguarding online app free for 60 days. Find out more about how you can download it and use the promo code 'ABA2019'. 

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