DSA raffle 2020…win £2,500!

Members will have recently received (or will soon receive) tickets for this year’s DSA raffle. We’ve enclosed three books of tickets with our Autumn Update. As in previous years you could win one of five cash prizes from £250 to £2,500. Tickets are still only £1 each. You can help us raise funds by selling […]

50 for 50 for 50: a very special fundraising walk 

To celebrate her 50th birthday, and to mark the Down’s Syndrome Association’s (DSA) own 50th anniversary, earlier this year Antonia decided that a 50 mile fundraising walk would be the perfect summer challenge….hence the 50 for 50 for 50 walk!  The charity is very close to the Headteacher’s heart as her niece, Hannah, happens to have Down’s syndrome. Antonia said: ‘Throughout Hannah’s life the charity has been […]

Celebrating my birthday

By Hannah It was my 30th birthday at the end of June. I asked for Donations instead of birthday presents to help people like me with Downs’ Syndrome to help them with Jobs and to find work. Workfit has helped me and I am so happy in my admin support job. I like to raise […]

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 […]