About us

Our history – charity registration number 1120863

Downright Excellent (DEx) was registered as a charity in September 2007. Administration and organising was originally done by parents, but is now mainly run by a Board which includes parent trustees together with a dedicated team of paid specialists and many willing volunteers.

As a charity, we are continually fundraising. Parents and friends run marathons for us, we receive generous donations and we produce Christmas cards and other items for sale. Our parents are a constant source of inventive schemes for combining fundraising with family fun days.

Our aims are to help children with Down syndrome in London to develop their life skills so they may reach their full potential as individuals and equally participating members of society through, especially but not exclusively:

  • educational programmes
  • quality play
  • education and support for parents
  • education and support for siblings

You can download an information leaflet about our work here.