A national charity has received over £100,000 to expand its sports programme for people with Down’s syndrome in London.
City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable arm, awarded Down’s Syndrome Association £117,000 to fund tennis, football and athletics sessions for people with Down’s syndrome across the capital.
DSActive is a sports programme for children and adults with Down’s syndrome. The programme strives to create opportunities for people with Down’s syndrome to lead active and healthy lives.
The initiatve currently runs across eight football clubs and four tennis clubs in London, with over 200 participants. The programme will be targeting Newham, Barking, Dagenham and Enfield – areas of the city where the need is greatest.
Alison Gowman, Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s City Bridge Trust Committee, commented:
“Since the launch of DSActive hundreds of children and adults with Down’s syndrome and their families have benefitted from the programme.