Brothers raise an incredible £3,500 for Warrington Foodbank with their Stand out Socks!


WARRINGTON brothers Christian and Ross Laing, who launched their own sock company – to help raise awareness of Down Syndrome, have raised an incredible £3,500 for Warrington Foodbank.

They raised the money with the sale of their special Christmas sock and also donated over 500 pairs of socks for the foodbank to gift as presents.

A delighted Christian, who launched the business with his brother Ross said: “We’re delighted to announce that we raised £3,500 and donated 500 pairs of socks to Warrington Foodbank.

“Thank you so much to all our Standout community that got involved your support continues invaluable.”

The brothers, from Stockton Heath, launched Stand Out Socks to create jobs locally for Ross and other “stand out” people who find it difficult to find paid employment.

They decided to start the sock company as National Down Syndrome Day features a lots-of-socks competition every year.

Ross, 30, had previously struggled to find work and had never had paid employment, despite having a range of abilities.

The idea of creating a job for Ross, rather than finding him one, was always in the back of Christian’s mind – and since their launch the business has gone from strength to strength, even featuring on TV.

Stand Out Sock’s slogan is, ‘Why fit in? When you are born to stand out’. The socks the brothers create are in bright, vibrant colours which will attract attention and, they hope, start conversations.

Prior to their fundraising campaign for the Foodbank in the run-up to Christmas 20 percent of Stand Out Socks’ profits is donated to Scope – a charity that has a shared vision of equality in the community and supports disabled people finding work.

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