A Hoedown in celebration for World Down Syndrome Day on the 20th March in the Ardboyne Hotel Navan t 8.30pm
Hoedown Tickets are €20 each / €50 for 3 (family ticket).
We have a live band with guest singers
Leah Kirwan & Cian McKeever.
Tickets can be purchased from the Branch from Brendan on 083 8972044 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org or any Committee member.
Grab your Stetson’s & come along.
It is a fantastic line up and we would love to see you on the night.
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 €2,500, sponsored by Matrix Internet
- €500 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 The Shoe was on the other foot
Marking World Down Syndrome Day, this is the official release of Prosper Meath’s new powerful and thought provoking video highlighting the day to day challenges faced by people living with a disability.
Prosper Meath, formerly named MIDWAY, became part of the Prosper Group in 2016.
Prosper Meath provides Day Services to adults with an intellectual disability across County Meath. It is a ‘not-for-profit’ community organisation with charitable status, committed to improving the lives of people with disabilities and their place in society.
In keeping with national disability policy, Prosper Meath operates from local centres in the towns of Navan, Trim, Kells and Ashbourne. Its primary funding comes from the Health Service Executive (HSE), through an annual Service Arrangement (Contract of Service).
Prosper Group today supports almost 500 individuals and their carers from 22 locations across its catchment areas of County Meath and County Fingal.
You can see that all that Prosper Meath do here
The Students of Ballinlough N.S perform “This is Me” on World Down Syndrome Day.
The Students also got a fabulous write up in The Meath Chronicle here
Down Syndrome Ireland LouthMeath would like to wish all our Members, their family and friends a very Happy World Down Syndrome Day.
Don’t forget to rock your socks today.
What is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD)
World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), 21 March, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.
Down Syndrome International (DSi) and Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) encourages our friends all over the world to choose their own activities and events on WDSD to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.
For this purpose DSi created this dedicated website as a single meeting place where the global community can share their experiences and advertise their activities (see WDSD World Events) and participate in DSi’s WDSD initiatives, including our WDSD Call To Action, the WDSD Global Video Event, the WDSD Conference at UN Headquarters, New York, the WDSD event at UN Geneva, the LOTS OF SOCKS campaign and the WDSD Awards. https://worlddownsyndromeday.org/
Join in with us to create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome on 21 March. Each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder.
Why 21 March?
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.
History of WDSD
WDSD was first observed in 2006 in many countries around the world and Down Syndrome Association Singapore launched and hosted the WDSD website from 2006-2010, on behalf of DSi, for global activities to be recorded.
On 19 December 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared 21 March as World Down Syndrome Day. The General Assembly decided to “designate 21 March as World Down Syndrome Day, to be observed every year beginning in 2012” and “invites all Member States, relevant organizations of the United Nations system and other international organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and the private sector, to observe World Down Syndrome Day in an appropriate manner, in order to raise public awareness of Down syndrome”.
Triona Cussen, who teaches at Tons of Fun Tots group in Ardee which is supported by Down Syndrome Ireland LouthMeath has produced the following lip sync video, featuring her three groups, Triona’s Tots (in Ardee), Team 21 Tots (Radisson Dublin Airport) and her group in the Down Syndrome Centre Dublin. The beautiful video features some of our members.
The hope is this video will raise positive awareness around Down Syndrome and change perceptions of children with special needs . We want to show the world how valued and cherished our kids are by their families and the words of the song echo that. We believe this video really does have the potential to go viral but we need your help in sharing it as far and wide as you can . So we urge you on March 6th to share share share !
#ICanAndIWill #howlongwillIloveyou #WDSD2019video #Team21tots #Triona’stots
Lots of Socks
Down Syndrome Louth Meath invites everyone to wear LOTS OF SOCKS on Thursday 21st March 2019 to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) to raise awareness on World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD).
We want to get people talking about WDSD on 21st March.
We can do this if we all wear socks…BUT NOT JUST ANY SOCKS…brightly coloured socks, long socks, printed socks, and 1 sock…maybe even 3 socks for 3 chromosomes. If you don’t normally wear socks then wear them.
The meaning behind wearing Odd socks is that
We are all different, We are all human, We are all the same.
On 21st March 2019, wear LOTS OF SOCKS and invite all your friends, family and colleagues to do the same.