TODAY, Monday, March 21, marks the 11th anniversary of World Down’s Syndrome Day. 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 provides support to children and young people with Down’s Syndrome through their successful Ability Counts project. They know only too well the potential that these children and young people have through their outstanding achievements to date.
Celtic FC Foundation’s Ambassador, Jay Beatty, is an exemplary role model, not just for children with Down’s Syndrome, but for every young person with a dream.
Jay continues to work hard to raise funds and support charitable work all year round and shows what can be achieved with a smile and the right attitude to life.
Ability Counts has grown from strength to strength and we are delighted that it will be the principal beneficiary of Celtic FC Foundation’s Annual Sporting Dinner 2016.
This is the second year that the Dinner has supported the project and along with the funds raised in 2015 by Celtic Supporters’ Club, Lurgan No.1 and the Association of Irish Celtic Supporters’ Clubs, the project is now being developed to start expanding its delivery into Ireland.
Tony Hamilton, CEO Celtic FC Foundation, said: “World Down’s Syndrome Day is all about celebrating the potential of people with Down’s Syndrome. Through our Ability Counts project we recognise the reality of this potential every day.
“We want others to join us in encouraging and promoting the positive impact that people with Down’s Syndrome have in the world. It’s something we are very proud of.
“We extend a heartfelt thanks for the continued support of our supporters and their CSCs who raise vital funds that help us strengthen our delivery here and in Ireland.”
Ability Counts is delivered on a weekly basis. If you would like more information, please contact[email protected]