ADSA’s celebration for World Down Syndrome Day
#LeaveNoOneBehind All people with Down syndrome must have opportunities to live fulfilling lives, included on a full and equal basis with others, in all aspects of society.
Leave No One Behind is the key message behind Down Syndrome International’s 2019 World Down Syndrome Day campaign. At Buddy
We hope you enjoyed the following stalls
- Emma Sykes with her homemade Downlights candles
- Laura Harkins with her homemade soaps
- Emily Leech, promoting and selling Pets Rock products
And also the amazing performances of
- MC Edward Borkin
- The Heroez Cheerleading group
- Dancer Jade Laughton
- Singer and performer Emma Ferens, and more
The walk was the highlight of the
For the young, there was a special pre-school play area supported by the Ellerslie Toy Library, farm animals and rabbits to pet and feed, four bouncy castles, three climbing walls, a merry-go-round, 4×4 jeeps, the amazing magician Magic Maize, face-painters, and representatives from Special Olympics who spoke to members about the various sports and events they run and the fun environment they offer.
There was plenty of food for sale
There was also the popular sausage sizzle with bacon butties, a well-stocked cake stall with lots of gluten-free options, two food trucks selling crepes and gluten-free pasta, and cold drinks. The Cookie Project, a social enterprise that employs people with disabilities, also had a stall selling their delicious butter cookies.
Lots of fundraising opportunities
To help fundraise on the day, we had the silent auction and the raffle with seven fabulous prizes. The $5 Lucky Dip bags were popular, as were the new I AM ME t-shirts. We also had ten members supporting fundraising efforts via Everyday Hero, together raising over $10,000.
Thank you to Diane Burnett for providing the content for this article.