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Thanks you for visiting the Downs Side Up Uncovered JustGiving page.

I am raising money for Down Syndrome International, The Down's Syndrome Association and The Cornwall Down's Syndrome Support Group.

I write an award-winning blog to gently change perceptions of Down's Syndrome from within hearts over at Downs Side Up. I also do public speaking, article writing, training for doctors, teachers and other professionals and our daughter Natty, 6, is a clothing model and ambassador with Down's Syndrome in her own right. 

The Naked Mum asked if I'd like to take part in a project to portray the naked truth behind the mummy bloggers, the real us, women, wives, friends, sisters, daughters all laying our feelings bare in our work.

I thought I'd take the opportunity to match this up with World Down Syndrome Day for which everyone is wearing Lots of Socks in clashing patterns to raise awareness.

So, a friend has been found to do the photographs, and I am currently collecting lots of funky socks to protect my modesty. I will be posing naked next week for a very tasteful, modest Calendar Girls style photo to raise awareness for our cause. I'm nervous, so please donate to make it worthwhile.

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So please dig deep and donate now.

Updates 5

Nearly £600 made and now I'm revealing the first real photo. Please dig deep, it was very cold that morning and I was very nervous!

04/03/13 14:59

The photoshoot went really well and the first behind the scenes images are up on the blog at www.downssideup.com

29/01/13 23:52

Wow, we have raised £100 in just over 24 hours. What a great start. You can now give via a simple text message too x

26/01/13 12:31

The feedback we are receiving so far is very positive and I've had the first donation. We're off!

25/01/13 09:34

The photo shoot is organised and I'm beginning to get stage fright ;)

24/01/13 23:23

Raising money for

Down Syndrome International

Down Syndrome International

Charity Registration No. 1091843

Down Syndrome International is a charity dedicated to improving quality of life for people with Down syndrome worldwide, providing information and support, implementing outreach programmes in developing countries, improving communications, representing the global community and raising awareness.

Donations 56

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So proud of you H xx

Donation by swalkey on 02/04/13

£10.00

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Donation by Twindipity North West on 21/03/13

£10.00

Donation by Rachel Thorpe on 12/03/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Amanda Woodward on 04/03/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done, Hayley, for this and all your other work in raising awareness. :)

Donation by Wendy Tiffin on 04/03/13

£5.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 04/03/13

£10.00

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I admire you for the work you are doing on behalf of Downs Syndrome families, more than I can say.

Donation by Iota Manhattan on 19/02/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 10/02/13

£2.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 07/02/13

£2.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 07/02/13

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Donation by Anonymous on 07/02/13

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Donation by Anonymous on 07/02/13

£2.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 06/02/13

£2.00

+ £0.50 Gift Aid

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Hayley you are an inspiration & here is payment for pannacottas! Proud of you, lady. Marie xx

Donation by Marie Walton on 02/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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such a wonderfully positive message you are truly inspirational thank you x

Donation by amber young on 01/02/13

£1.00

+ £0.25 Gift Aid

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Go girl!!!! If you've got it - flaunt it!!! Yeee haaaah! Xxxx

Donation by Fiona Gammon on 31/01/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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As always forging into new territories. Well done - a courageous and wonderful soul, mum and friend.

Donation by Simon & Alice Margetts on 30/01/13

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Big congrats to you, a difficult and wonderful thing to do xxx

Donation by Steph Curtis on 30/01/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 30/01/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Very brave! Well done for raising continuing awareness.

Donation by Emmajane Yarwood on 29/01/13

£4.00

+ £1.00 Gift Aid

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Well done you. How can I not support someone who champions beatiful people like my daughter Sammy. Thank you so much for what you are doing. x

Donation by Andreana Howell on 29/01/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 29/01/13

£2.00

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Well done for getting that kit off for a good cause!! Love Leah and Rob

Donation by Leah Goleniowska on 29/01/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by G. Held on 28/01/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Go for it Hayley - Get ur norks out!!

Donation by lesley valentine on 28/01/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£337.00
  • Offline donations£200.00
  • Text donations£115.00
  • Total raised£652.00
  • Gift Aid£87.50

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