Celebrities Raise Awareness of Anti-Bullying Week on Odd Socks Day

Anti-Bullying Week 2020 took place from Monday 16 November – Friday 20 November 2020. Odd Socks Day marked the beginning of Anti-Bullying Week and to participate, the only requirement is to wear odd socks.

It is an opportunity to help raise awareness of bullying and encourage all people to express themselves and embrace their individuality in a simple yet effective way. However, most of all, Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun!

On this day, there is no pressure to wear the latest fashion trends, to buy or make expensive costumes and you do not have to raise money to take part — the most important thing is the message behind Odd Socks Day.

As people all over the UK came together by sporting odd socks, it comes as no surprise to see some celebrities use their platforms to promote the importance of Anti-Bullying Week.

Musicians Craig David and Ringo Starr have been among the celebrities to take part in Odd Socks Day, via Twitter.

Soap actor, Chris Bisson and GBBO finalist, Briony May Williams also shared their support for Anti-Bullying Week with their social media followers.

The Anti-Bullying Alliance held a virtual Odd Socks Day assembly with musical group, Andy and the Odd Socks, featuring school children from across the UK and special guests including Olympic gold medallist, Mo Farah and singer-songwriter, Anne-Marie.

Andy and the Odd Socks, Stars of CBBC’s ‘Andy and the Band’ series, are back again this year to raise awareness of Anti-Bullying Week having joined forces with the Anti-Bullying Alliance.

Every year for the past four years, the band record a song based on the Anti-Bullying Alliance’s chosen theme. This year, with the theme being United Against Bullying, Andy and the Odd Socks decided to record their own version of Sham 69’s ‘The Kids Are United’.

Andy and The Odd Socks spoke with children all over the country to help them write some of the lyrics. Princess K, a 10-year-old dancer who performed on stage with Stormzy at Glastonbury and Libera, an all-boy vocal choir group, took part in the song and music video.  

All the proceeds raised will be given to the Anti-Bullying Alliance.