Down Syndrome Centre launch Mission 21 Celebrity Video Appeal

To mark World Down Syndrome Day today the Down Syndrome Centre has launched its Mission 21 Celebrity Appeal.

Mission 21 is a play on Trisomy 21 which is the most common form of Down syndrome.

The video features 21 celebrities, including Clondalkin’s Aidan Turner, who highlight the challenges children with Down Syndrome face and the supports that are so vital to help overcome these challenges.

Some of the celebrities involved include Imelda May, Cian Healy, Mario Rosenstock, Amanda Byram, Keith Duffy, Brendan O’Connor, Aidan Turner, Charlie Murphy, Miriam O’Callaghan, Padraig Harrington, Gavin James, Lorraine Keane, Domhnall Gleeson, Una Healy and Kevin Kilbane.

The centre and celebrities are asking people to support the campaign by texting ‘DSC’ to 50300 to donate €4 or by logging onto www.downsyndromecentre.ie to make a donation.

The Down Syndrome Centre believes that every child with Down syndrome should be given the right supports to enable them to reach their full potential and have the opportunity to develop the skills to live independent and fulfilling lives in their communities.

DSC receives no government funding, with 100% of their funding coming through fundraising.

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