Our next Committee Meeting will be held on Monday 14th of June 2021 at 8pm on Zoom
Down Syndrome Ireland Louth Meath Branch in association with LMFM is holding a Fundraising Event called Pound the Pavements to raise vital funds for the Branch.
Pound the Pavements runs from 10 – 30 June 2021 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.
How to Register
You can register for the Event on myrunresults.
There will also be an option to donate further or to set up an iDonate page for the event to raise funds for the Branch.
When you register, there is also the chance to purchase optional merchandise for the event.
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 10th – 30th (inclusive) June 2021
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/
VALENTINES VIRTUAL DISCO DANCE PARTY
We have organising a Virtual Valentines Disco Party for our Adult and Teenage Members.
When: Sunday 14 February 2021
Time: 6 – 8PM
Where : Zoom Platform
The Party will be Hosted By Shay Casserley & Linda Farrell who will be assisted by Philip Connolly & Stephen Farrell.
Sunday 14th February 16:00 – 17.30
- Maximum number of children to attend a workshop is 8
- Duration of Sibshop Workshop is 1½ hours.
- Children attending must strictly be between the ages of 8 – 12 years (inclusive)
- DSILMB will send an email address to Sibshop Ireland and the Zoom link will be sent to that email address by Sibshop Ireland
- Prior to the Sibshop Workshop parents will receive safeguarding statement for on-line workshop by email
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Fun with Numbers is a fun way of working with numbers through games and creative learning aids. It is a light-hearted way of learning basic number skills like counting, adding, and subtraction, incorporating concepts of division and multiplication. Fun with Numbers presents opportunities for using life skills like following a recipe using measurements and time, along with planning journeys and using money.
We have set up the following age groupings however if your child’s age falls outside these categories we will still try to accommodate, it’s not too late to get in touch.
There are 2 sessions per week on Mondays and Thursdays.
The times of the sessions are as follows:
Junior Group Ages 8-11. 2pm Mondays
Senior Group Ages 12 and up. 4pm Thursdays
The thought is that Deirdre will target older children on a Thursday and younger children on a Monday, however all children are welcome to participate in either or both sessions each week if you think the content is suitable.
Down Syndrome Louth Meath will cover the cost of the sessions, so there will be no cost to parents for those four weeks. We will review at the end of 4 weeks and will welcome your feedback.
The students will need some materials ahead of the sessions, but Deirdre will let you know ahead of time what will be needed – it will all be inexpensive stuff that you may already have or can recycle around the house or will be able to get in the likes of Dealz. Deirdre will also send links for printable materials, should any member not have access to a printer please contact us immediately when Deirdre posts links to printables and we can arrange to have them posted to you.
We have set up a WhatsApp group for the groups, so that Deirdre can fill you in on what materials are needed and send you the Zoom ID and password. Deirdre posts a video each week explaining about materials required.
Please contact Brendan on email@example.com if you would like your child to take part with the following details.
Telephone number for WhatsApp Group:Child’s age:
- If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.