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Down Syndrome Galway Fundraising Page

Created by: Down Syndrome Galway

Raising funds for Down Syndrome Galway Branch


Thank you for visiting our iDonate page and supporting Down Syndrome Galway. We hope you enjoy, sing, and share our Rockin’21 song. 


Videolink - https://youtu.be/kgfmlnk_HyU?si=LHwuDHOh41HeUI-a


Claire Lavelle, who is the mother of 12-year-old Alex, a cherished member of Down Syndrome Galway, brings a wealth of experience in music and drama. Thankfully, Claire decided to put her talents to work for the benefit of Down Syndrome Galway by penning the amazing song, "Rockin 21," aimed at spreading awareness and promoting inclusion. 

 

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), observed annually on March 21st, was chosen to symbolise the triplication of chromosome 21, signifying the uniqueness of individuals with Down syndrome. 

 

As we approach World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st, Claire, along withYvonne Flynn and their dedicated team of friends and siblings of children with Down syndrome, are launching this incredible song to commemorate the day and raise essential funds for Down Syndrome Galway. 

 

From Claire's kitchen table just weeks ago, this remarkable team has evolved from warming up their vocal cords to forming strong bonds as singers and friends, all while having a blast along the way. 

 

We invite you to join us in celebrating inclusivity with your family and friends near and far by singing along and supporting our cause. 

 

About Down Syndrome 

Down syndrome occurs when there is one extra copy of chromosome 21 in every cell in the body. Down syndrome is a lifelong condition, which increases the risk of certain health issues. It may also affect physical development and learning abilities, though each person with Down syndrome is different.Down syndrome affects approximately one baby out of every 444 births here in Ireland. It is currently estimated that there are about 7,000 people in Ireland with Down syndrome. 

Down syndrome, also known as trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21. It is typically associated with physical growth delays, characteristic facial features, and mild to moderate intellectual disability. However, individuals with Down syndrome often lead fulfilling lives and contribute to their communities in various ways. 

Down syndrome Galway is a charitable organisation which provides information, support and friendship to people with Down syndrome and their families in Galway City and County, working towards an improved quality of life with respect and acceptance of people with Down Syndrome as valued members of their community.Down Syndrome Galway recognise the importance of early intervention and developing communication ability.The aim of the organisation is to create opportunities for social and personal inclusion and integration across the age spectrum. Advocacy and support organisations, such as Down Syndrome Galway, play a crucial role in promoting acceptance, inclusion, and opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome to thrive. Through initiatives like the Rockin’21 song, awareness is raised, and vital funds are generated to support individuals with Down syndrome and their families. 

Videolink - https://youtu.be/kgfmlnk_HyU?si=LHwuDHOh41HeUI-a


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  • 2ND Class OranmoreBoys School

    10-04-2024

    We really enjoyed learning your song!

    €18.00
  • Caroline Crehan

    09-04-2024

    A massive well done to all involved!! A fantastic song & wonderful achievement.

    €40.00
  • Tom & Peggy Clancy

    27-03-2024

    Delighted to donate for our Grandson Adam who benefits so much from DS Galway... 🙏

    €20.00
  • The Nugent Family

    27-03-2024

    Thrilled to be a small part of this Amazing project... This Song will only get bigger and better every Year ..🎉🎉🎉🎉

    €50.00
  • Joe & Breedge Wall

    27-03-2024
    €20.00
  • Vera and Anne- Marie Griffin

    23-03-2024

    Well done Caoimhe and all involved! A very catchy song and a wonderful cause.

    €50.00
  • Anonymous

    23-03-2024
    €10.00
  • Kieran Bergin

    23-03-2024

    Amazing 👏 Well done everyone.

    €40.00
  • Conor Raftery

    23-03-2024

    Well done to the 4th class girls and everyone involved.

    €40.00
  • S&O Crowe

    23-03-2024
    €20.00

About the cause

Down Syndrome Galway

Down Syndrome Galway Branch

At Down Syndrome Galway, we aim to provide information, support and friendship to people with Down syndrome and their families in Galway City and County, working towards an improved quality of life with respect and acceptance of people with DS as valued members of their community. We recognise the importance of early intervention and developing communication ability. We aim to create opportunities for social and personal inclusion and integration across the age spectrum.

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