Published: Wednesday, 14th March 2018
On the evening of 21 March, for the second year in a row, the famous chequered façade of King’s Lynn Town Hall will be lit up in yellow and blue to mark World Down Syndrome Day.
Rebecca Fisher, a local blogger who campaigns to raise awareness about Down Syndrome, said: “I requested the lighting-up of the town hall last year for my little brother, this year it is for everyone, so families from around this area could all meet up and show each other support. My brother is three and was born with Down Syndrome. Some people think siblings with Down Syndrome are a burden, but in reality Rory being born has shown me that I love to help raise awareness, and that’s why I started my blog. The Down Syndrome Association has been an amazing resource; it helps so many families find much needed information about Down Syndrome.”
Rebecca’s meetup begins at 6pm at the town hall, and anyone who is interested is welcome to come along, or find out more by contacting Rebecca at her blog The Coastal Mummy.
Every year World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated on 21 March. Not only does the global community celebrate Down’s syndrome, the day allows focus on a particular issue.
This year, the global theme is ‘What I Bring To My Community’. More information can be found on the Down's Syndrome Association's WDSD18 page.