Saturday, March 21, marked the tenth anniversary of World Down’s Syndrome Day, and this day, as part of Down´s Syndrome Awareness Week, celebrates people with Down’s Syndrome who have achieved or who are in the process of achieving their dreams – no matter how big or small.
Celtic FC Foundation works in partnership with Down’s Syndrome Scotland to support children and young adults as they realise their full potential through the ongoing and successful Ability Counts project.
Ability Counts was the principal beneficiary of Celtic FC Foundation’s Annual Sporting Dinner 2014, which raised in excess of £60,000, and this funding has allowed us to give a place to several more children and young people who were on the waiting list, upgrade our equipment and deliver our popular weekly sessions for at least another two-years.
Tony Hamilton, CEO Celtic FC Foundation, said: “Our Ability Counts programme has made a difference to people’s lives and that is what our aim is.
“It’s something we are very proud of and we’re also very proud of our relationship with Down’s Syndrome Scotland. We are delighted that through the generosity of our supporters we can continue to develop this programme.”