Wednesday 25 May 2011 

Sussex Link Up With Down's Syndrome Association

Sussex Link Up With Down's Syndrome Association
Sussex Link Up With Down's Syndroms Association
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Sussex County Cricket Club are delighted to announce a tie-up with the Down’s Syndrome Association as one of their charity partners.

The DSA, founded in 1970, are committed to helping people with Down’s Syndrome live full and rewarding lives, and are the only organisation in the United Kingdom focusing solely on all aspects of living successfully with Down’s Syndrome.

They have grown in this time from being a local parent support group into a national charity with over 20,000 members, and the charity’s main mission is to provide information and support for people with Down’s Syndrome, their families and carers, and the professionals who work with them.

Their association with Sussex will see the squad wearing the DSA logo on their Friends Life t20 shirts throughout the campaign which begins next week. There will also be many forthcoming events that the DSA will be able to benefit from at the Club.

Patricia James, Corporate Manager at the Down’s Syndrome Association, said of the announcement “We are delighted to officially formulate the partnership with Sussex County Cricket Club and the recent Press & Media Day was a real launchpad for the DSA’s association with the club.

“We are looking forward to a long and successful partnership with Sussex and the exposure we will gain during the Friends Life t20 campaign is invaluable for a charity like ours”.

Trevor Mould, Sussex’s Marketing & Communications Manager said “There are 60,000 people living in the UK with the condition and one of the DSA’s main aims is improve the knowledge of Down’s Syndrome across the country.

“We are confident that with the national exposure available to them through Sussex County Cricket Club, they will continue to grow as a charity."