We are very grateful to all of our fundraisers who give their time, energy and creativity to raise money for us. You make our work possible!

Here are a few of our recent fundraisers:

Reuben and Theo

A huge thank you to Reuben and Theo who fundraised for DSi by virtual cycling around the UK "visiting" family members in Whitstable, Leeds, Chesterfield and London, then on to Karlsruhe in Germany. Over 800 miles in total!!

The brothers were inspired into action by their sister Sophie who has Down syndrome and has no secondary school to attend in September. The boys said, "We think our sister should be able to go to school like everyone else."

Mum Claire says, "I think it has really shocked the boys that Sophie will (not) go to school next year because she has Down’s syndrome and the school system isn’t set up to enable her to learn. And then when I explain that actually we’re really lucky as she’s had lots of fab support for 11 years and in some countries children with DS don’t go to school at all they were really upset."


Craig Gretton

Craig cycled an incredible 425 miles in 34 days in honour of his auntie who has Down syndrome. Not only did Craig achieve the ambitious distance target that he set himself, he also doubled his fundraising target raising £500 for DSi. Thank you Craig!


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Lisa Ross

Lisa Ross of Paper Daisy Creations organised a Knit-a-long; sock knitters from all over the world were encouraged to cast-on brightly coloured socks to wear on WDSD! Designers sold digital designs on Ravelry with all the proceeds going to benefit DSi. They raised £12,993.60. A huge thank you to Lisa and all of the knitters who took part.


Ed Low

Ed ran the London Marathon 2018 for us, breaking the Guinness World Record for fastest marathon dressed as a padlock and raising over £2000! Thanks Ed!


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The Elizabethan Inn

In Devon, this lovely country pub and restaurant are fundraising for both DSi and DSA(UK) for the entire year. They have been donating 50 pence from each one of a specially chosen dessert each season.

In addition to this, they have been selling books and socks, hosted a pamper party and sponsored a hole at our Damon Hill Golf Day. Watch this space for the grand total at the end of the year... Thank you Elizabethan Inn


Lympstone Manor

Owner and proprietor, Michael Caines MBE and some of the staff at the beautiful Lympstone Manor, wore their #LotsOfSocks with pride on World Down Syndrome Day. 

  

They also donated 50 pence from every diner throughout March and April, raising a fantastic £1,238.08. Thank you Lympstone Manor


Lucas Edwards

Lucas Edwards, his mother Eva and students from Gresham School in Norfolk wore #LotsOfSocks and made and sold bracelets for World Down Syndrome Day. Their hard work raised £3,000 for DSi's project work.

Thanks Lucas!


Zero To Hero Runners

Zero to Hero Runners is a voluntary running course to encourage people to run, get fit and have fun at the same time. 

Zero to Hero Runners also contribute substantially to charities, the course is free so money is raised for a chosen charity at the end of each beginners course. 

Zero to Hero Runners chose to support the Down's Syndrome Association and Down Syndrome International with the course that would graduate during Down's Syndrome Awareness Week. The Runners approached the graduation run with great enthusiasm and got into the spirit of the 'Lots of Socks' theme wearing brightly coloured socks.  It really was a great event!


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