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Eat ice-cream for charity

Published 20/05/2011 | 08:00

Ross Brett (6) from Bray and RTÉjr presenter Emma O'Driscoll
Ross Brett (6) from Bray and RTÉjr presenter Emma O'Driscoll

IF you’d like to do your bit for charity as well as enjoy some of the delights of summer, sign up your family for an Ice Cream Funday Party in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland.

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This May and June, Down Syndrome Ireland and HB Hazelbrook Farm are asking you to host an ice cream funday party in your home, workplace, creche or school.

Celebrating its ninth anniversary this year, the Ice Cream Fundays campaign has to date raised over €2m for a wide range of supports and services to ensure people with Down syndrome, young and old, reach their full potential.

With its work 95pc funded by the generosity of the public and long-term sponsors like HB Hazelbrook Farm, Down Syndrome Ireland provides support for new parents and grandparents, early interven¬tion, educational and health advice and projects to develop independence.

RTÉjr presenter Emma O’Driscoll says: “I’m delighted to be involved with the Ice Cream Fundays campaign again this year. It’s a great fun event for families with all monies raised going to support vital frontline services for children and adults with Down syndrome”.

To get involved and receive your Party Pack, which includes posters, invitations, balloons and vouchers for free HB Hazelbrook Farm Ice Cream, register online at www.downsyndrome.ie or lo call 1890 37 37 37.

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