That's odd! Harry's memory really holds socks appeal!
IF you noticed a large number of people wearing odd socks yesterday, it wasn't the result of them getting dressed in a rush.
Scores of people responded to a request to do so from charity Harry's Fund, set up in memory of five-year-old Harry Patterson, who was killed in a freak accident after being hit by a car as it rolled down the driveway of his family's home in Alltwen.
The fund's aim is to create a memorial park in the village, as well as helping other families in similar situations.
And with yesterday being the first anniversary of the accident, the charity called on people to wear odd socks to show their support — because it was something Harry liked to do.
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Harry's dad Christian said: "It is hard to believe that he died a year ago.
"It has been and continues to be a struggle to live each day without seeing his beautiful smiling face and kissing him good night.
"Harry often wore odd socks which is why we asked everyone to wear odd socks and post pictures on Facebook and Twitter in remembrance of Harry Nye Patterson."
The call was heeded by friends of the family and supporters of the charity, including some well-known names, many of whom uploaded their photos.
They included Gavin & Stacey star Melanie Walters, entertainer Kev Johns, Torchwood actor Kai Owen and AM Bethan Jenkins.
Actor Jonathan Wilkes, who was judging a talent competition Stoke's Got Talent also asked everyone attending to wear odd socks, while Swansea dance school Mode Dance, went to their audition for BBC television programme So you Think You Can Dance, wearing different socks.
Harry's mum Michelle added: "Not a day goes by when we don't think about Harry and smile at the things he said or had done. He made us laugh so much with his cheeky grin and his wicked sense of humour. We wore our socks odd today because Harry taught us to be different, free in our spirit and to make people smile wherever you are.''