SHIRE horses Sam and Max were dressed to impress when they took part in Odd Sock Day along with a large number of humans who work for Wadworth Brewery.

Staff members bought specially designed socks as part of Down's Syndrome Awareness Day and raised more than £100 for the charity.

The shires in their fetching socks were outside the Wadworth Visitor Centre in Devizes on Thursday along with staff from Wiltshire Police and Wiltshire Down's Syndrome Group.

Former Rowdeford School pupil Jeremy Grew, 26, from West Lavington, near Devizes works at Wiltshire Police HQ and is a shining light for showing how having the condition does not have to stop you achieving.

Last year he got a Duke of Edinburgh gold award and was driven to Buckingham Palace in a limousin. He said: "He said: "It’s made me feel happy and proud. I like learning new things, so it was good to try new activities. The DofE has taught me that even if people say I can’t do something, with hard work I can achieve anything.”

Police police also visited Devizes School with Mr Grew to get pupils involved in fund raising activities.

Also putting on their odd socks were firefighters in Devizes.

People from all over the UK and overseas joined in World Down Syndrome Day and its Lots of Socks campaign to get everyone to wear limited edition socks. The campaign is designed to show how it is fine to be different.