We know the secret to a happy marriage

Tommy and Maryanne Pilling say they know the secret to a happy marriage – “I love my Tommy, he is my husband. We do lots of things together and he is my best friend”. The couple have just celebrated 24 years of marriage and are thought to have been the first couple with Down’s syndrome […]

New venue for Damon Hill Golf Classic

This year, the annual Damon Hill charity golf day will held at Exeter Golf and Country Club, winners of England’s ‘Most Welcoming Golf Club’ at the Golf Awards earlier this year. Former F1 Champion, Damon Hill OBE and Michael Caines MBE, are teaming up to host a day of golf, followed by a gala four-course […]

Chance to go off-road with Land Rover

Are you mad about cars? Or do you know someone who is? Have you always wanted to drive and learn how to go off-road? Land Rover is working with the Down’s Syndrome Association to offer one person with Down’s syndrome the chance to get behind the wheel for an off-road drive at its flagship Eastnor Castle experience centre […]

Statement following BBC’s Panorama investigation

The Down’s Syndrome Association is appalled and horrified following the BBC’s Panorama investigation into the treatment of people with learning disabilities at Whorlton Hall. Our Chief Executive Carol Boys said: “The way that we are treating people with a learning disability in the UK today is a national disgrace. We have not learnt any lessons […]

Top of the world challenge for fundraising dad

A father from Stroud says he’s been doing plenty of Pilates and commuting to work on his motorcycle as he prepares to tackle the highest drivable road in the world for charity in less than two months’ time. Steve Smith, 49, will take on the Khardung La pass in India which stands at a staggering […]

Marathon Motivation – My Lexie

A father from Stoke-on-Trent is taking on his first ever marathon at the end of the month and says thoughts of his daughter Lexie’s beautiful smile will help him get round. James Leech will run the 26.2 mile London Marathon on Sunday 28 April. He’ll raise money for the Down’s Syndrome Association. “Ever since Lexie […]