If you didn’t already know, March 21 marks World Down Syndrome Day, and one seven-year-old - Wilson from Saundersfoot was invited to ‘rock his socks’ with the Mayor of Tenby, to help raise awareness.

The ‘rock your socks’ campaign encourages everyone to wear bright and funky socks on this special day, creating a visual representation of diversity and uniqueness.

March 21 is a global day of celebration and awareness that has been observed by the United Nations since 2012. Its purpose is to educate the world on what Down syndrome is and how individuals with Down syndrome need to be valued in their communities.

The date for WDSD symbolises the 21st day of the 3rd month, which was selected to signify the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which is Down syndrome.

On this day people raise awareness by wearing mismatched socks. The idea was created because chromosomes are shaped ‘like socks’ and as you now know, people with Down syndrome have an extra chromosome.

Wilson has been doing his best to raise awareness of Down syndrome in his own unique style over the past few years, through plenty of colourful campaigns!

His photographs have been shared many times on social media and have also been used by the Down’s Syndrome Association to raise awareness.

Wilson and his family were invited to ‘rock their socks with Tenby’s Mayor Cllr Dai Morgan at the Mayor’s parlour located at the town’s De Valence Pavilion.

The Mayor said he always enjoys hearing about all the things Wilson gets up to and told him to keep up the good work with all his awareness campaigns as, he’s making a difference in the community!

Wilson had so much fun celebrating the occasion with the Mayor, and of course, it wouldn’t have been a celebration without cake - so a very special cake was made especially for him by the talented @annemariebakedwithlove, from Haverfordwest, and was thoroughly enjoyed by all!

You can follow Wilson’s journey to raise awareness about Down syndrome on Facebook and Instagram at ‘Wilson pretty fly for a small guy’