Take a Step Forward Appeal

Take a Step Forward

£5 would help us run our information and
support helpline for 20 mins.
£10 would support our online community for 45 mins.
£20 would help us to provide direct practical and emotional support to a family for one hour.

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Awareness Week Postponed

In view of the current Coronavirus crisis and the latest significant measures announced by Government, we have taken the decision to postpone all of our planned events as part of Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week. Our priority right now has to be on focusing all of our available resources on supporting families and people with Down’s syndrome at this very challenging and concerning time.

We are very grateful to all of our supporters and community fundraisers who raise vital funds that allow us to do our work across Scotland and we hope that all of you will join us later in the year when we will return to celebrating all things Down’s syndrome in Scotland.

In the meantime, if you are still planning to take part in Lots of Socks, Tea for 21 or 21 in 21 we would love to hear about it, so please tag us on social media or email us.

To get in touch or find out more:

Call: 0300 030 2121
Email: takeastepforward@dsscotland.org.uk

Fundraising

This Awareness week you can get involved in one of our exciting fundraising events – Lots of Socks, Tea for 21 or 21 in 21. These are great ways to have fun raising awareness and vital funds towards our work to support people with Down’s syndrome in Scotland.

Lots Of Socks

Get together with friends, family and colleagues and wear your brightest, most eye-catching odd socks and have fun raising awareness and vital funds for Down’s Syndrome Scotland.

Tea for 21

What better way to celebrate Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week than over a cup of tea…and a slice of cake. Celebrate by hosting a Tea for 21 party with your friends and colleagues and raise money for Down’s Syndrome Scotland.

21 in 21

21 in 21 is your challenge to make your own. Whether it’s walking a mile a day for 21 days with the family, doing 21 press ups or taking on a bigger challenge of cycling 21 miles in one day. Why not give yourself a challenge yourself and raise vital funds for down’s Syndrome Scotland at the same time.

Our 4 Big Issues

This year we want to see great things happening for people with Down’s syndrome in Scotland. We are focusing on Employment, Health, Transitions and Community. Follow us for four big announcements during Awareness Week.

Why these topics? Read more here and follow our Awareness Week campaign to find out what we are planning and how you can help.

Updates

Read our latest updates from the campaign.

World Down's Syndrome Day Appeal

Today we are launching an Appeal for Families. We are asking for your help. All of our efforts right now are focused on supporting families who have a child, young person or adult who has Down’s syndrome.  For many of our families this is an increasingly anxious time as many people with Down’s syndrome have serious […]

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Important Update about Down's Syndrome Awareness Week

In view of the current Coronavirus crisis and the latest significant measures announced by Government, we have taken the decision to postpone all of our planned events as part of Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week (15-22 March). Our priority right now has to be on focusing all of our available resources on supporting families and people with […]

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Our 21 in 21!

We have been doing a 21 in 21 among our staff team, we have been rowing a mile every day– with extras thrown in to cover weekends!    Here are some of the team getting their mile in. It’s not too late to take part, why not do 21 in 21 with a twist and […]

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This year our Awareness Week is going to be bigger than ever. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like more information about how you can get involved we would love to hear from you.

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