World Down Syndrome Day Coffee Morning

๐ŸŒŸ Let’s Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day Together! ๐ŸŒŸ
Hey everyone! ๐ŸŽ‰ Mark your calendars because something wonderful is happening at Connell & Co, Menswear & Household! ๐ŸŽˆ We’re thrilled to announce that they are hosting a special Coffee Morning in honour of World Down Syndrome Day! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’™
๐Ÿ—“ Save the Date: Saturday, March 23rd
๐Ÿ•š Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
๐Ÿ“ Location: Connell & Co, Menswear & Household, 5 Church St, Dundalk, Co Louth
Join us for a morning filled with smiles, laughter, and delicious coffee as we come together to support Down Syndrome Ireland Louth Meath Branch! โ˜•๏ธโค๏ธ
It’s an opportunity to celebrate diversity, spread awareness, and most importantly, show our love and support for our friends and family members with Down syndrome. ๐ŸŒŸ
We can’t wait to see you there! Bring along your friends, family, and neighbours for a heartwarming time. Let’s make this World Down Syndrome Day one to remember! ๐ŸŽŠ Together, we can make a difference. See you soon! ๐Ÿ’–

World Down Syndrome Day

Rockย Yourย Socksย 4ย DSILMB

World Down Syndrome Day is just around the corner this March 21st.

The #RockYourSocks campaign exists to raise awareness of Down syndrome.

How can you help celebrate WDSD and raise awareness?ย 

We encourage everyone to raise awareness about WDSD in their school, community, club or workplace to get people talking about Down syndrome and help people #SeeTheAbility.ย ย 

Itโ€™s easy to doย soย come on, join in! Here are some ideas to get you started:ย 

World Down Syndrome Day is just around the corner this March 21st.

All you need to do is choose some socks that are going to get noticed. Get your friends, class mates and colleagues to join in too.

World Down Syndrome Day is Tuesday 21st March and we in Down Syndrome Ireland Louth Meath Branch invite you to โ€œRock Your Socks 4 DSILMBโ€.

Our campaign

On World Down Syndrome Day 2024, we call for people and organisations around the world to beโ€ฆ

End The Stereotypes

Stereotypes are harmful!

 

For people with Down syndrome and intellectual disabilities, stereotypes can stop us from being treated like other people. We get treated like children, we are underestimated and we are excluded. Sometimes we are treated very badly or even abused.ย 

We want you to wear the loudest socks you can find, and wear them with pride to support people with Down Syndrome.
If you are a business, you and your colleagues, managers or even customers could get involved with a bucket collection on the counter or in the office. ย If you are a school, you could hold a Rock Your Socks Day with every teacher and student getting involved.

Do whatever you like to raise awareness and funds for Down Syndrome Ireland Louth Meath Branch. Your donations can be accepted atย https://www.idonate.ie/event/rockyoursocks4dsilmbย or on our Donate page on our websiteย https://dsilmb.ie/donate/.

For more information and to keep up to date on all that is going on around the country clickย here

We encourage communities, schools, clubs, companies and individuals to choose their own activities and events to celebrate WDSD and to help raise awareness of this very special celebration. Together we can challenge perceptions of Down syndrome and enable people with Down syndrome to speak up, be heard and be respected as valued members of society as they strive to achieve their goals and pursue their passions.

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), 21 March, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.

The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.

 

Time for Tea for World Down Syndrome Day!

๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŒŸ Let’s Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day in Style! ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ‰
Hey Everyone!
Mark your calendars because something truly special is happening on Monday, March 18th, 2024! ๐Ÿ“…โœจ
๐Ÿ—“ Date: Monday 18th of March
๐Ÿ•ฐ Time: 2 PM to 4 PM
๐Ÿ  Venue: Wilkinstown Community Centre, Balsaw, Wilkinstown, Navan, Co Meath, C15 V123
Join us at the Wilkinstown Community Centre as we come together to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day with an event filled with love, laughter, and joy! ๐Ÿฅณโค๏ธ
๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿต Time for Tea for World Down Syndrome Day! โ˜•๐Ÿง
Get ready for a delightful spread of Tea, Coffee, cupcakes, biscuits, sandwiches, and yummy treats for the kiddos! ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿช And that’s just the beginning of the fun!
Here’s a sneak peek of what we have in store:
๐Ÿงฉ Lego with the Bricks Club: Dive into creativity with Sarah Jane and build some fantastic creations!
๐Ÿ’ช Fun with Fitness demonstration with Kelly & Paul: Get moving, grooving, and having a blast with Kelly & Paul!
๐ŸŽ‰ Celebration Screen of Our Members: Let’s shine a spotlight on the incredible individuals who make our community so special!
๐ŸŽฅ Special World Down Syndrome Day Video: Prepare to be inspired by our artistic swimmers as we celebrate their talents and achievements!
๐Ÿ“š Usborne Books Stand: Explore the magic of reading with captivating stories and engaging books! The Books are available to purchase and 60% of profits will go to our branch.
It’s going to be a day filled with smiles, laughter, and beautiful moments shared with amazing people. ๐ŸŒŸโœจ
Let’s make this World Down Syndrome Day one to remember! ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’–
See you there!

Rock Your Socks 4 DSILMB

As we enter March, World Down Syndrome Day is just around the corner on the 21st. We are asking people to get involved to raise awareness and some vital funds for our Branch.

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), 21 March, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.

The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.

We encourage communities, schools, clubs, companies and individuals to choose their own activities and events to celebrate WDSD and to help raise awareness of this very special celebration. We are inviting your communities, schools, clubs, companies and individuals to take part in this fun event by asking you to wear brightly coloured socks or odd socks on Thursday 21st of March and donate โ‚ฌ2 to #RockYourSocks and our branch.

The World Down Syndrome Day #RockYourSocks campaign exists to raise awareness of Down syndrome. All you need to do is choose some socks that are going to get noticed. Get your friends, classmates and colleagues to join in too.

Our campaign;

End The Stereotypes. Stereotypes are harmful!

For people with Down syndrome and intellectual disabilities, stereotypes can stop us from being treated like other people. We get treated like children, we are underestimated and we are excluded. Sometimes we are treated very badly or even abused.

We want you to wear the loudest socks you can find, and wear them with pride to support people with Down Syndrome.

If you are a business, you and your colleagues, managers or even customers could get involved with a bucket collection on the counter or in the office. If you are a school, you could hold a Rock Your Socks Day with every teacher and student getting involved.

Do whatever you like to raise awareness and funds for the Down Syndrome Ireland Louth Meath Branch. Your donations can be accepted at https://www.idonate.ie/event/rockyoursocks4dsilmb or on our Donate page on our website https://dsilmb.ie/donate/.

#WorldDownSyndromeDay#WDSD2024#EndTheStereotypes#DSI#downsyndromeireland#ShareTheJourney#dsilmb

Time for Tea for WDSD

๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŒŸ Let’s Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day in Style! ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ‰


Hey Everyone!


Mark your calendars because something truly special is happening on Monday, March 18th, 2024! ๐Ÿ“…โœจ


๐Ÿ—“ Date: Monday 18th of March
๐Ÿ•ฐ Time: 2 PM to 4 PM
๐Ÿ  Venue: Wilkinstown Community Centre, Balsaw, Wilkinstown, Navan, Co Meath, C15 V123


Join us at the Wilkinstown Community Centre as we come together to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day with an event filled with love, laughter, and joy! ๐Ÿฅณโค๏ธ


๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿต Time for Tea for World Down Syndrome Day! โ˜•๐Ÿง
Get ready for a delightful spread of Tea, Coffee, cupcakes, biscuits, sandwiches, and yummy treats for the kiddos! ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿช And that’s just the beginning of the fun!


Here’s a sneak peek of what we have in store:


๐Ÿงฉ Lego with the Bricks Club: Dive into creativity with Sarah Jane and build some fantastic creations!
๐Ÿ’ช Fun with Fitness demonstration with Kelly & Paul: Get moving, grooving, and having a blast with Kelly & Paul!
๐ŸŽ‰ Celebration Screen of Our Members: Let’s shine a spotlight on the incredible individuals who make our community so special!
๐ŸŽฅ Special World Down Syndrome Day Video: Prepare to be inspired by our artistic swimmers as we celebrate their talents and achievements!
๐Ÿ“š Usborne Books Stand: Explore the magic of reading with captivating stories and engaging books! The Books are available to purchase and 60% of profits will go to our branch.
It’s going to be a day filled with smiles, laughter, and beautiful moments shared with amazing people. ๐ŸŒŸโœจ


Let’s make this World Down Syndrome Day one to remember! ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’–


See you there!

WorldDownSyndromeDay #WDSD2024 #EndTheStereotypes #DSI #downsyndromeireland #ShareTheJourney #dsilmb

WDSD Coffee Morning

๐ŸŒŸ Let’s Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day Together! ๐ŸŒŸ

Hey everyone! ๐ŸŽ‰ Mark your calendars because something wonderful is happening at Connell & Co, Menswear & Household! ๐ŸŽˆ We’re thrilled to announce that they are hosting a special Coffee Morning in honour of World Down Syndrome Day! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’™

๐Ÿ—“ Save the Date: Saturday, March 23rd

๐Ÿ•šTime: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

๐Ÿ“ Location: Connell & Co, Menswear & Household, 5 Church St, Dundalk, Co Louth

Join us for a morning filled with smiles, laughter, and delicious coffee as we come together to support Down Syndrome Ireland Louth Meath Branch! โ˜•๏ธโค๏ธ

It’s an opportunity to celebrate diversity, spread awareness, and most importantly, show our love and support for our friends and family members with Down syndrome. ๐ŸŒŸ

We can’t wait to see you there! Bring along your friends, family, and neighbours for a heartwarming time. Let’s make this World Down Syndrome Day one to remember! ๐ŸŽŠ Together, we can make a difference. See you soon! ๐Ÿ’–

#WorldDownSyndromeDay#CommunityLove#SpreadAwareness#RockYourSocks#ShareTheJourney#DownSyndrome#DSI#downsyndromeireland#dsilmb#DSILMB๐ŸŒˆ

Connell & Co@connelldundalk

Colouring competition in Celebration of World Down Syndrome Day

We have organised a colouring competition for all our members. We would love to see as many colourful socks and artistic designs as possible.


Every entry will be displayed on the branches Social Media Pages, for the world to see the amazing talent of our members.

There will be 5 Categories: 
0 โ€“ 4 years
5 โ€“ 8 years
9 โ€“ 13 years
14 โ€“ 16 years
17 years and over

A winner for each category will be chosen by our judge Debra Ann Woods.


Each winner will receive a โ‚ฌ50 voucher for theย Arts & Hobbyย Shop.

The lucky winners will be announced on 21st March 2021.

Entries can be sent by email by sending a PDF or a photo with the subject line WDSD Colouring Competition toย secretarydslm@gmail.comย by 14th March 2021.


You can colour whichever sheet is most suitable to your ability (or design your own with a Sock theme) but you will be judged in whichever category you fit into by age. 

Have fun & get colouring

Hoedown for World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD)

A Hoedown in  celebration for World Down Syndrome Day on the 20th March in the Ardboyne Hotel Navan t 8.30pm

Hoedown Tickets are โ‚ฌ20 each / โ‚ฌ50 for 3 (family ticket).

We have a live band with guest singers

Ray Murtagh, 

Leah Barniville, 

Seanie Vaughan, 

Amy Rigney, 

Frank Foley, 

Eddie Quinn,  

Nigel Connell,

Leah Kirwan & Cian McKeever.

Tickets can be purchased from the Branch from Brendan on 083 8972044 or by email secretarydslm@gmail.com or any Committee member.

Grab your Stetsonโ€™s & come along.

It is a fantastic line up and we would love to see you on the night.

ROCK YOUR SOCKS

Down Syndrome Louth Meath Branch (DSLMB) are delighted to announce ROCK YOUR SOCKS fundraising event on Friday 20th March with primary schools throughout Louth and Meath.  This coincides with World Down Syndrome Day on 21st March which celebrates the uniqueness of triplication of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.

Schools taking part in the ROCK YOUR SOCKS fundraiser will be entered into a prize draw for some great prizes

  • School website design, valued at โ‚ฌ2,500, sponsored by Matrix Internet
  • โ‚ฌ500 school tour voucher for Carlingford Adventure Centre
  • Birthday party at JUSTBFIT for 15 children
  • Library book bundles courtesy of Scholastic
  • Family Stadium pass for Croke Park

If your school is interested in taking part or you would like to make a donation go to https://dsilmb.ie for more information or contact Yvonne rockyoursocksdslm@gmail.com

โ€œโ€ฆmore than medicalโ€ A booklet for parents with a pre or postnatal diagnosis of Down syndrome for their baby.

To celebrate this yearโ€™s World Down Syndrome Day 2019 โ€“ Down Syndrome Ireland has launched some resources which challenge outdated ideas about Down syndrome and instead provide an insight into the realities of family life with a baby, child, teenager or adult with Down syndrome in Ireland today.ย 
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โ€œโ€ฆmore than medicalโ€ was launched on World Down Syndrome Day (Thursday, March 21st 2019).
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The booklet includes a combination of experiences from our family and adult members from around the country and will be distributed free-of-charge to our nationwide network of 25 branches, to maternity and childrenโ€™s hospitals across the country and HSE Early Intervention Teams.
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The booklet is a resource for parents with a pre or postnatal diagnosis of Down syndrome for their baby. It will also be an essential tool for professionals and healthcare workers to ensure complete and balanced information is provided to all parents.
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Download more than medical here:
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To complement the launch of โ€œ..more than medicalโ€ DSI have launched a video for new parents โ€“ โ€˜Having a child with Down syndromeโ€™.
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