Do a Charity Skydive in aid of: Down Syndrome Ireland
Registered Charity Number: 06062
Down syndrome Ireland is a national Charity representing over 3,000 people and families living and caring about Down syndrome. Our purpose is not only to support people and families with Down Syndrome but also to promote a positive attitude to Down Syndrome. The organisation’s mission is to help people with Down Syndrome make their own futures as bright and independent as possible.
All donations are used for the on-going development of our National Resource Centre. We consider ourselves to be the "fountain of knowledge" on Down syndrome in Ireland and we have created a "virtual" National Resource Centre to provide information on the specific profile, techniques and methodologies which are most effective for the development of people with Down syndrome. Our support is provided through specialists in Education, Health, Early Intervention, Independent living, and Counselling. All our experts are employed full-time from on-going fundraising events and the generous support of people just like you. Down Syndrome Ireland is making a positive and lasting impact on the lives of all people with Down syndrome and their families.
Last year in Down Syndrome Ireland we:-
- • had training seminars in 19 teacher training centres with 486 teachers and special needs assistants attending.
- • In cooperation with Australia we have continued medical research into how people with Down syndrome interpret and feel physical pain.
- • We ran personal development courses in Wexford, Mullingar and Clare for young adults with Down syndrome and published our “Word up magazine” directed at young people with Down syndrome.
- • We have added a new forum on our web page for parents and friends to share information.
- • We have started 3 new early development groups in Dublin & Kildare.
- • We held the World Down Syndrome swimming championships where 140 athletes from 16 countries competed
- • And 2006 we received over 1500 for phone calls and emails per month seeking information and support.
To Order Your Skydive 4 Charity Sponsorship Card/s In Aid Of:
Down Syndrome Ireland
- Pay your Deposit on our Sign Up page
- Or Phone us on: 045-895696 and we will take your details.
- Or Download An Application Form, fill it out and post it to us.