COVID-19 and the Down’s Syndrome Association. Supporting our community during challenging times.

We don’t often use words like ‘urgent’ or ‘crisis’. Normally our work is offering continuous support rather than responding to an emergency that has affected the whole world. We rely on steady, regular donations from people like you to offer an ongoing service. This is different however. We need your help now. The COVID-19 pandemic […]

Short Story Competition Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered our short story competition: The Tales of the Magical Lots Of Socks! A huge variety of magical stories were sent through to us and we absolutely loved reading them. There were stories of time-travel, friendships, monsters, teleportation and… Darth Vader! Of course, as it is a competition there has to […]

Caitlin’s Greeting Cards

Caitlin is 17-years-old and has lots of hobbies. Caitlin’s father, Mark, is part of Team 21 and was meant to be running in this year’s London Marathon which unfortunately was cancelled due to coronavirus. To support her father, Caitlin has decided to combine one of her hobbies, photography and art, to help raise funds for […]

E-Bike CARBO launches “Stay Healthy” initiative and donates $50 from all purchases to the Down’s Syndrome Association amid pandemic

Carbo, known for producing the world’s lightest electric bike, is launching a new initiative in a bid to keep cyclists active and motivated whilst practicing social distancing during the Coronavirus pandemic: The Carbo “Stay Healthy” campaign. Lyne Berro, CEO, Carbo, says: ‘We strongly believe that staying active will help boost people’s mental health and well-being […]

The power of fundraising: fun and motivation during lockdown

Keeping active, busy, motivated and entertained is incredibly important for everyone at the moment. One way that many people have been dealing with the situation is fundraising. In this blog we’ve collected together some examples of the brilliant fundraising challenges that people who have Down’s syndrome all over the country are getting involved in at […]

Funding thanks to John Lewis Kingston

The Down’s Syndrome Association would like to say a huge thank you to John Lewis in Kingston. The store has donated £1,000 to the charity from its Community Matters scheme. Andrea Bishop from the charity said: “We are hugely grateful to John Lewis in Kingston for this funding. As a charity we don’t receive any […]

DSActive awarded £15,000 by Tesco

Money for old bags! The Down’s Syndrome Association has been awarded £15,000 by Tesco as part of their Bags of Help Centenary scheme. The supermarket takes the money paid for plastic bags in stores and puts it into grants that benefit local communities. The money will go towards new sporting sessions from the DSActive team. […]