Charli Dimelow

Teddy's Trundle 2023

Fundraising for Positive about Down syndrome
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We raise funds for Down syndrome UK/PADS to provide current information and support


On Saturday 25th March a lovely supportive group of people (along with Teddy) will be walking from Peel to Douglas on a 21km adventure ending on Douglas Prom. (Anyone looking to take part but would rather stick to a flat, shorter walk we will finishing with the prom walk and will collect people from the Sea Terminal - times tbc)

For those who know our journey, they will know we didn't have the most positive experience when we found out about Ted's diagnosis of Down Syndrome when he was 8 weeks old, we would like to do everything we can to ensure other's have a different experience!

Money raised will go towards helping to provide training and educational materials to support other families who will go through this journey of learning in the hope they find it a positive, supportive experience. I have spoken to the charity and they are able to offer on-island training to help the professionals and people who interact regularly with families and are the first point of contact for those beginning their journey through this diagnosis.

A few days before the walk, on March 21st it is World Down's Syndrome Day, the Tuesday is a great opportunity to wear a pair of brightly coloured odd socks and help to raise awareness and educate people about what Down's Syndrome is and what it really means to live with it or love someone with it. 

Why is the number 21 so important?

Trisomy 21 (Also known as Down Syndrome) is a genetic condition caused by an extra chromosome. Most babies inherit 23 chromosomes from each parent, for a total of 46 chromosomes. Babies with Down syndrome however, end up with three chromosomes at position 21, instead of the usual pair.

T-SHIRTS! Anyone wishing to get the logo above on a t-shirt will be able to order through very shortly! You can pick anything from their catalogue (but allow a minimum of 10 days prior to event) you can pick any colour/ shape you wish- your comfort your choice! 

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About the charity

Down Syndrome UK (DSUK) is a national charity passionate about empowering parents and professionals to improve the lives of those with Down syndrome and their families in the UK.

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