Down Syndrome Ireland Louth Meath Branch in association with Indaver and LMFM is holding a Fundraising Event called Pound the Pavements to raise vital funds for the Branch.
Pound the Pavements in association with Indaver and LMFM runs from 1st- 21st June 2022 and the funds raised will go directly towards our vital education programmes provided to our members in the Louth Meath Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland, including our early intervention and adult education programmes.
What are we doing?
We are asking friends, family and members of the local communities across Louth and Meath to join us in our virtual summer event – Pound the Pavements – to help raise much needed funds for DSI’s Louth Meath Branch.
When is this happening?
Over 21 days from 1st – 21st (inclusive) June 2022
Who can take part?
We are inviting all family, friends – at home and overseas – as well as members of our local communities across Louth and Meath to take part in this virtual event.
Dress up in purple and green and help us create a sea of walkers and runners across every town, village and road in Louth and Meath to Pound the Pavements over 21 km for the local Louth Meath Branch.
How can you take part?
This is a virtual event. Walk or run – you decide. The activity and pace for this event is entirely up to you. The goal is simply to have fun and reach 21km over 21 days. How you do it is up to you!!
Why 21km over 3 weeks?
Typically, a baby is born with 46 chromosomes. Babies with Down syndrome have an extra copy of one of these chromosomes, chromosome 21, hence the 21km. Babies with Down Syndrome are born with 3 copies of chromosome 21 (rather than the usual two), hence the 3 weeks/ 21 days!
Cost of the event?
€10 for an individual
€20 for a family
There will also be an option to donate further when you register or an option to set up an iDonate page to raise funds.
We would love to hear about your progress. Join us on our virtual challenge social media groups, connect with fellow participants, share your photos and stories on how you are progressing.
- Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/downsyndromeirelandlouthmeathbranch/
- Instagram: @louthmeathds
- Twitter: @louthmeathds
- Website: https://dsilmb.ie/
- idonate: https://www.idonate.ie/event/3526_pound-the-pavements-2022.html
More about our branch:
Down Syndrome Ireland LouthMeath Branch provides support and information to over 350 families with a family member with Down syndrome in the counties of Louth & Meath. Down Syndrome Ireland LouthMeath Branch is run on a voluntary basis by parents of children with Down syndrome with the aid of a part time Administrator. DS Louth / Meath believes in supporting families to ensure the best quality of life possible for our members with Down syndrome. We work together, united in our aim to achieve respect, acceptance and equality within society for our members with Down syndrome.
The cost of running the Branch and managing the educational programmes, clubs and funding schemes per annum is in excess of €150,000, the vast majority of which is raised by parents of children with Down syndrome. 100% of funds raised directly benefit our members with Down syndrome. Without the generosity of the people of the Counties Louth and Meath these vital Programmes would have to be curtailed.
Please ensure that you comply fully with public health guidelines for the duration of this event.