Celtic FC Foundation celebrates World Down’s Syndrome Day 2020

Today, Saturday, March 21, we are taking a moment amidst everything else that’s going on to mark the 15th Annual World Down’s Syndrome Day. Celtic FC Foundation is proud to support this internationally co-ordinated campaign to promote awareness and understanding of people living with Down’s Syndrome.

Celtic FC Foundation supports children, young people and adults living with Down’s Syndrome through our multi award-winning Ability Counts project. A cherished Foundation programme, Ability Counts makes a profound and lasting difference to the lives of many individuals and families.

Initially developed in 2010 alongside experts from Down’s Syndrome Scotland, Ability Counts is grounded on a simple model of inclusivity, companionship and most importantly, fun.

Through physical activity, sport and team-based play, our sessions allow participants a sense of freedom, affording them opportunities to express their feelings in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Celtic FC Foundation has not been able to provide existing services such as Ability Counts at this time, but we wish to reassure supporters that we are here, and we are always here and that we hope to have Ability Counts back up and running as soon as possible in Glasgow, Dublin and Donegal.

In the meantime, we urge Celtic supporters all over the world to raise awareness of World Down’s Syndrome Day by sharing a photo of your odd socks with us using the #WDSD20 hashtag on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

This year’s international theme is ‘We Decide’, emphasising that people with Down’s Syndrome have the right to make decisions about their lives and to be included in all aspects of the community.

If you would like more information on Ability Counts, please contact [email protected]