Fundraising

Thank you for considering hosting a fundraising event for Down Syndrome Dublin. There are so many ways for you to support us and you don’t have to be a seasoned fundraiser. Every fundraising event makes a difference, no matter how big or small, so thank you for your support.

Down Syndrome Dublin is independently funded and receives no government or institutional funding.  All our activities and services rely on the contributions from our members and the generosity of the public through donations and fundraising events.

When you raise money for a branch of Down Syndrome Ireland that money remains within the branch to benefit the members. 

At Down Syndrome Dublin the money is used to provide services for our members in the Dublin region.  We provide a subsidised therapy scheme where the branch will help cover the cost of therapies such as Speech and Language and Occupational Therapy.  We also provide social activites, courses and training events.

The branch is run by parent volunteers, we do not have any paid staff so we have a very low operating cost.

Financial Accounts

Down Syndrome Dublin is one of 25 branches under Down Syndrome Ireland.  Down Syndrome Ireland oversee the financial management and accounts of Down Syndrome Dublin and it publishes its and all the branches’ financial accounts annually. They are prepared in accordance with the most up to date accounting standards, FRS 102 (2015) and with UK and Irish GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) (2014).

Down Syndrome Ireland also comply with the requirements set down by the Charities Regulatory Authority, the Governance Code of Good Practice for Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations and the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising created by the organisation Irish Charities Tax Reform, ICTR. 

For further details and a copy of Down Syndrome Irelands Annual  Reports please visit the Down Syndrome Ireland website.

Dublin Branch Committee

Down Syndrome Dublin is managed, on a voluntary basis, by a committee made up of parents of a child or adult with Down syndrome.  The committee meet monthly and make all management and financial decisions for the continued and sustainable operation of the charity and to ensure that it meets its objective in supporting people with Down syndrome and their families.

Over the past two years we have seen some great fundraising ideas from people stuck at home such as:

  • Grow, dye or shave your hair
  • Beard shave or leg wax
  • Virtual trivia quiz
 
People have still been getting active and raising money for Down Syndrome Dublin too with:
  • Casual strollers completing steps challenges
  • Enthusiastic runners completing virtual marathons within their 5KM limits
  • Cyclist peddling to raise funds.

We hope to be able to offer more fundraising events in 2022 as things open up again.  If you have a fundraising event you would like to do please contact us and tell us about it.

If you are on social media please follow us for news of fundraising events in 2022

VHI Womens Mini Marathon – Sunday June 5th 2022

The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon occurs each June bank holiday weekend in Dublin and is the largest women’s event of its kind in the world.

The Mini Marathon is always a fantastic event with so many people taking part representing Down Syndrome Dublin and fundraising on our behalf.

Here is what you need to do if you are interested in taking part in this years VHI Mini-Marathon for Down Syndrome Dublin:

  • Register your place on the official event page through the link here 
  • Create a fundraising page on iDonate and select Down Syndrome Dublin as your charity/cause.
  • Fill in the fundraising T-Shirt order form and we will send you out a free Down Syndrome Dublin T-Shirt a few days before the event.
  • Make sure to tell your friends and family about your iDonate fundraising page and tag us on Social Media and we will share your page too.

Fundraising T-Shirt order form

If you are doing a fundraising event for Down Syndrome Dublin and would like a free T-Shirt please fill in the form below.  Please give us as much notice as possible and we will send the T-Shirts a few days before the event starts.

T-Shirt Details

Your Details

Tesco Community Fund

Did you know you can nominate Down Syndrome Dublin as part of the Tesco Community Fund?  In fact if you can spare 5 minutes you can do it very quickly using this link

The Tesco Community Fund take suggestions for a good cause in your local community.  Every eight weeks, each store will donate up to €1000 to local good causes.

Some information to help you fill in the form:

Name of local cause:  Down Syndrome Ireland – Dublin Branch
Address of cause: Down Syndrome Dublin, C/O Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier St, Dublin 2
Email address of cause: fundraise@DownSyndromeDublin.ie
Mobile phone number for cause: 01-9022989
Website for cause: https://DownSyndromeDublin.ie

Online Donation

You can now make an online donation direct to Down Syndrome Dublin using your credit/debit card. Just complete the donation form.

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