The new Doctor Who cast members, led by 13th Doctor Jodie Whittaker have turned out in support of World Down Syndrome day with a set of pictures shared on Twitter with the hashtag #WDSD18.
Whittaker and her co-stars Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill took time out of filming series 11 of the long-running BBC sci-fi drama to show their support for the international event, which aims to raise awareness and celebrate the people around the world born with the disease. This year’s theme is “what I bring to my community” – which highlights all the ways people with Down’s syndrome make a difference.
The photos were shared by Shabang, a charity based in Whittaker’s home area of Huddersfield who told RadioTimes.com that the actress is “always extremely supportive”.
In another photo, the star sports a pair of multi-coloured socks to represent the extra chromosomes of people with Down’s Syndrome as per the #LotsOfSocks campaign that goes hand-in-hand with the lead up to World Down Syndrome Day each year.