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TODAY, March 21, is World Down´s Syndrome Day and this year, for the first time, the United Nations has officially recognised the day. While there will be a big celebration in New York, Down’s Syndrome Scotland is celebrating with its third annual ‘Do a Dish for Down’s Syndrome’ fundraising and awareness campaign!
Celtic have strong links with Down´s Syndrome Scotland, through the club´s ongoing and successful Ability Counts Programme. And the forthcoming visit of the children from the Good Child Foundation aims to raise funds to help children with Down’s Syndrome in Thailand, and also support the work of Down’s Syndrome Scotland.
Supporters can get involved by donating online at http://www.everyclick.com/thaitimsvisit, via text – Text CELT07 followed by £1, £5 or £10 to 70070 or through various initiatives that will be announced in the coming weeks.
Down’s Syndrome Scotland is currently celebrating its 30th year of providing services, support and information to people with Down’s Syndrome, their families and professionals. We work to help people with Down’s Syndrome reach their full potential.
Our Family Support Service provides home visits to families; training to teachers, coaches and carers; and support and information via telephone, e-mail and social media. Our new Down’s Syndrome Sports initiative provides sports opportunities to children and adults with Down’s Syndrome.
Supporters of Down´s Syndrome Scotland are being asked to bring awareness, equality and inclusion to their communities, workplaces, schools and hairdressers throughout March. Hold fundraising events and also teach the children about inclusion and equality at schools and ask your hairdressers to raise awareness by posting our Nine Facts about Down’s Syndrome fact sheet on each mirror of a salon.
These are great ways to raise some money for charity but to also have an opportunity to speak about Down’s Syndrome and dispelling the myths that surround Down’s Syndrome.
We have many supportive schools, supporters and hairdressers planning their own Do a Dish events throughout Scotland. We hope more people can join in to celebrate the day of recognition and awareness.
30 Courses in 30 Days Golf Challenge
To celebrate Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week (March 19-25) and our 30th anniversary, Lesley Moffat, a single mum and member of Down’s Syndrome Scotland, is playing 30 Fife golf courses in 30 days, which started on Mother’s Day.
Lesley is playing golf to raise money for Down’s Syndrome Scotland. Lesley played her first course on Mother’s Day with her daughter Eve Crawford. To view the list of courses to play www.dsscotland.org.uk/or to join Lesley for a day e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To support Lesley’s challenge text GOLF30 £5 (or a sum up to £10) to 70070. Lesley will be tweeting updates of her challenge. Follow her @Golf30in30
Lesley said: “I first received support and information on Down’s Syndrome from Down’s Syndrome Scotland when Eve was born four years ago and I’ve been a member of the charity ever since.
“I’m raising money for Down’s Syndrome Scotland so that the charity can continue to provide support for families like mine. As a single parent, I will need more support from Down’s Syndrome Scotland’s Family Support Service as Eve grows up regarding choosing schools and even power of attorney, guardianship and independent living.”
Facebook & Twitter Q&A Session on World Down’s Syndrome Day
We know families are very busy, so to help, our Family Support Service Team will be on our Facebook and Twitter pages from noon to 1 pm on World Down’s Syndrome Day (Wednesday, March 21) to answer any questions you may have. This service is provided every month on the 21st or if the 21st falls on a weekend, the service will be held on the Friday.
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