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The £30,000 Festive Appeal

As we check on our finances during this period, we are in a dire situation and we need your help. We are fighting desperately to keep our charity going at a time when fundraising is so difficult – you can contribute to providing hope and happiness, skills and greater chances in life to the children at DEx.

Our Festive Appeal is continuing through January so if you didn’t have time to contribute over the busy festive period, please click here to learn more. Thank you!

Enjoy a special festive message from some of the children at Downright Excellent here!

DONATE_RED_BUTTON@1xOr make a donation by SMS:
Text DEXJINGLE (+ the amount you wish to donate) to 70085
(eg to donate £3 text DEXJINGLE 3)
You can give any whole amount between £1 and £20
Texts cost the donation amount plus one standard rate message


Watch this video to find out what we do!

Downright Excellent (DEx) provides vital support to children and young people aged 0-17 with Down syndrome, and their families, including communication and life skills, essential therapies, educational play, fun and social activities such as music, keep fit, science workshops, plus invaluable training and support for parents, carers, siblings and schools.

The majority of small group learning sessions run on Friday mornings for ages 0-4 and Saturday mornings for ages 5-17. Some groups meet during the week at different times. All our services are currently being delivered online due to the covid pandemic. We hope to return to face to face sessions at the Sundial Centre in Hoxton as soon as it is safe and feasible to do so.

For more information about these sessions, please contact beth@downrightexcellent.org

You can download an information leaflet about DEx here.

Click here for the DEx Under 10s Spring and Summer Term 2021 dates
Click here for the DEx Tweens Spring and Summer Term 2021 dates


Enabling children with Down syndrome to maximise their potential

In the following film, some of our families talk about their experience of Down syndrome and Downright Excellent. Please note that we are operating entirely online at the moment while we are unable to meet at the Sundial Centre due to the pandemic:


** Downright Excellent is as busy as ever delivering therapy and educational activity sessions to our children and young people throughout the pandemic so we still need your support! Please consider making a regular or one-off donation, or selecting Downright Excellent as your chosen charity when you shop through Amazon Smile or Easyfundraising. Or why not come up with your own fundraising event – however big or small – that fits in with the new normal so we can continue to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people with Down syndrome across London? **


Would your organisation like to become Downright Excellent’s new corporate partner? Click here to find out how you could work with us to help more children do better than before.


You can turn your online shopping into free donations for Downright Excellent by using Amazon Smile and Easyfundraising:

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DEx is delighted to be a Co-op Local Community Fund cause. Co-op members can help raise money for DEx every time they shop at Co-op or use other Co-op services. Become a Co-op member and choose to support DEx here: 
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Send an e-card for any occasion and donate the money you save on greetings cards and stamps to DEx
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Our charity number is 1120863