15 February 2017
The President of ICSA Ireland Ruairí Cosgrove visited the Down Syndrome Centre in Sandyford Dublin today to present a cheque for €5,000 raised by ICSA through a lunch event recently held in Dublin City centre.
Attending with Ruairí was fellow ICSA member Conor Ryan and his 6 year old son Alan. Alan who attends the Centre recently featured in the Centre’s 21 Faces campaign which celebrated the uniqueness and diversity of children with Down Syndrome.
Speaking at the presentation, Conor referenced the invaluable work carried out at the Centre “it’s a wonderful place and a lifeline for my wife and I. Alan receives both speech and occupational therapies at the Centre on a weekly basis and there is also great support for siblings and parents. I think without this support we would really struggle”
The presentation was made to Sharon Dagg, the Centre’s Chief Executive, who speaking today referenced how the Centre relied on the generosity and kindness of the public to meet all of its funding requirements and warmly welcomed the donation received from ICSA.
10 February 2017: Ruairí Cosgrove, President of the ICSA Irish Region (middle) with member, Conor Ryan, and Sharon Dagg, Chief Executive, at the Down Syndrome Centre, Sandyford, Dublin where they presented a cheque for €5,000 to the centre on behalf of its members. Over 180 children avail of the centre’s services on a weekly basis since it opened in 2014.