Thursday 23 May 2019

Mascot role makes it a big night for James

James Walsh is a keen Blues fan
James Walsh is a keen Blues fan

The Down Syndrome Centre was selected after a competitive tender process as one of two Leinster Rugby charity partners for this season and next.

Tomorrow at the RDS is their match day takeover and Leinster supporters are asked to support wherever and however they can.

At present the Down Syndrome Centre receives no government funding so by purchasing one of their blue noses at the RDS tomorrow, or by donating to their bucket collections, you are providing crucial funds for their services.

The Down Syndrome Centre opened in 2014 with the aim of addressing the increased cuts and lack of accessibility to relevant services for children with Down syndrome.

Children with Down syndrome have a valuable role to play in society and have so much to offer provided they are given the right opportunities and supports to thrive.

The Down Syndrome Centre's raison d'etre is to build a brighter future for children with Down syndrome by providing educational and social building blocks which will help the children to develop skills that will enable them to participate fully and feel included in society.

Our centre is less than five years old but our numbers are growing at a rapid rate.

The Down Syndrome Centre is also delighted to have a mascot at the game tomorrow, James Walsh. James is a huge Leinster fan and this is far from his first time in the RDS.

James regularly attends matches with his dad and was entered into the mascot competition by his godfather Shane.

Everyone hopes that James has a great evening at the RDS.!

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