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Norwich to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

Published on Friday, 18th March 2016

City Hall in Norwich is to be illuminated to mark World Down Syndrome Day on Monday 21 March.

Norwich City Council’s offices will be bathed in blue and red at dusk in recognition of the international event.

This year sees the 11th anniversary of the initiative, which aims to help raise awareness of the condition and how people with it play a vital role in our lives and communities.

The theme for World Down Syndrome Day this year is ‘My Friends, My Community’ to get the world talking about the benefits for everyone of inclusive environments.

Friends Zoe Lee and Emma Taylor, who each have a son with Down syndrome, are delighted the council agreed to meet their request to have City Hall illuminated for the occasion.

“We are so proud of Mason and Eli and the way they are growing up into such little individual characters – they amaze us daily,” said Zoe.

“It is important to us to raise awareness for Down syndrome and the wonderful community we have become part of in Norwich, and lighting up City Hall does just that. We want to show everyone just how awesome that extra chromosome makes them.”

More information about the event can be found at www.worlddownsyndromeday.org