Meet Daniel… the Everton kit star!

Daniel recently hit global fame as one of six people chosen to unveil Everton Football Club’s new 2020/21 third kit to the world. Daniel plays for Everton Disability Programme’s football team for people who have Down’s syndrome, which is a partner club to DSActive. We found out a bit more about Daniel and his life… […]

Mum launches new language cards

New mum Becca approached us as she has designed a range of digital social media cards. She wants to help share with people the terminology she would like to see used when talking about her son Arthur. The cards are available on our website for people to download and use to help spread the word. […]

50 Paintings Of My Sister

Rebecca Hindle has just finished her degree in Fine Arts and her final installation was this collection of paintings of her sister, Charlotte, who has Down’s syndrome. She chose to do this to raise awareness and to show the different sides of Charlotte’s personality. We think you will agree, it is an amazing piece of […]

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 […]

Lauren’s experience of coronavirus (Covid-19)

By Sarah, Lauren’s Mum In addition to having Down’s syndrome, in her teens Lauren was diagnosed with severe verbal dyspraxia and ASD with significant oppositional behaviour and demand avoidance. These diagnoses removed the stigma from us of “failing parents” and opened doors to get the right level of support. In August 2018  Lauren moved into […]

Meet one of our 50 for 50 jumpers

Disclaimer: We were very sad to have to cancel our #50for50 jump this Saturday due to coronavirus. We are however incredibly proud of our jumpers who have done some amazing fundraising – and we will be rescheduling! We would still like to introduce you to one of our jumpers Annabel… Annabel Tall is one of […]

Miki’s story

By Erika, Miki’s mum Miki (Micaela) is a happy young girl with Down Syndrome (and global developmental delay), who is full of life and loves music, as well as all forms of physical activity: swimming, dancing, outdoor pursuits, trampolining, horse-riding and so forth. She is very sociable and expressive, but is currently still non-verbal (now […]