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The £30,000 Festive Appeal

As we check on our finances during this festive 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. Please click here to learn more. Thank you!

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 a range of services including weekly speech and language, occupational therapy and life skills sessions at The Sundial Centre in Hoxton for children and young people with Down syndrome aged 0-17. We also provide quality play experiences for the children and their siblings, plus education and support for parents and carers. The sessions run on Friday mornings for ages 0-4 and Saturday mornings for ages 5-17.

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

You can download an information leaflet about DEx here.

Please click here for the DEx Under 10s Autumn Term dates
Please click here for the DEx Tweens Autumn Term 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:

** 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? **

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: 
Send an e-card for any occasion and donate the money you save on greetings cards and stamps to DEx

Our charity number is 1120863