Downs Syndrome Awareness Week – Out of 1000 babies born one will have Down’s Syndrome. That’s around 750 babies in the UK every year. It has been assumed that people with this condition cannot do many things that others can – but the truth is that given the opportunity they can live great lives.
DSi (Down Syndrome International) has coordinated World Down Syndrome Day since 2006. However, on 10 November 2012 the United Nations adopted a resolution to designate 21 March as “World Down Syndrome Day”. The aim of the day is to raise awareness and understanding of the condition which affects approximately 1 in 800 births worldwide. The day is also about promoting the rights of those with Down’s Syndrome to enable them to enjoy a full and active life in their communities.
Do you want to know how you can help too? All you have to do is think up a fundraising idea and put it into action! Why not organise your own sports day or quiz night? Or if you have a talent use it. For example, if you’re good at art make some cool cards and sell them to raise funds for this cause?
For Down’s Syndrome help and information, go to the official website.