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DEx Festive Appeal 2020!

Enabling children with Down syndrome to maximise their potential

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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.

DEx is not a big national charity but we work with 120 needy children and their families and bring hope and support – and importantly new learning opportunities. This costs £220,000 per year with absolutely no wasted money. We are working hard to raise £30,000 needed to take DEx beyond this Festive Season and through to March 2021. We need these funds to keep our services going for all our children and families.

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People with Down syndrome are found in every culture, race and religion. At DEx, our community is diverse, and therefore we reach out to all those who remember and celebrate through November and December – this is our Festive Appeal where we connect with those who are observing:

Bodhi Day, Christmas, Hanukkah, The Winter Solstice, Zarothosht Diso and all other celebrations

We need your urgent support now – help our children who are confused at being isolated from friends and need our support to learn to communicate and join in.

Donate now to our Festive Appeal and help us reach our target so we can give hope to a child who needs to learn how to ask for a drink or whose peers at school cannot understand them. £30 could pay for a child to attend a highly specialist communication session and to learn sounds and sign language.  Give once – yes please. Or give monthly? Please contact us directly at:

We ask you to donate what you can – £1, £30, £50, whatever you like! And importantly, once you have donated – please share this with at least 3 friends. Let’s keep this going!


Once you have donated, WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU – please get in touch with us and:

  • just say hi!
  • Perhaps share a festive picture or story with a link to Down syndrome
  • Or perhaps simply let us know why you donated to our Festive Appeal 2020!

Please contact Georgia Clark – or Ann Reynard – 01992 715243

And we would love to share some of these to help spread the word about DEx and help spread the festive cheer!

Our goals this Festive season are to:

  • Reach the magic number of £30,000
  • Spread the word about DEx and spread some love and positivity this festive season!
  • Enable children with Down syndrome to maximise their potential

Please donate here and please donate now. We need your help.


Or make a donation by SMS:
To make a single donation, text DEXJINGLE (+ the amount you wish to donate) to 70085
Texts cost the donation amount plus one standard rate message

To make a monthly donation, text DEXJINGLE (+ the amount you wish to donate every month) to 70450
Texts cost the donation amount plus two standard rate messages

Eg to donate £3 text DEXJINGLE 3
You can give any whole amount between £1 and £20


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If you’re sending greetings this festive season, please consider sending e-cards that give to DEx by donating the cost of greetings cards and postage at
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As a charitable organisation, Downright Excellent receives money by fundraising and through donations from supporters. Your donations enable us to run our weekly speech and language, occupational therapy, life skills and educational play sessions for children and young people with Down syndrome.

Without your generous support, we could not run these sessions and provide children and young people with Down syndrome, and their families, the support they need.

There are a number of ways you can make a donation towards our work:

Donate online via JustGiving:

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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:
Co-op members also benefit from personalised offers, discounts and exclusive deals.

Set up a regular Standing Order – details here:
DEx Standing Order form

Send a cheque (made out to Downright Excellent) to:
Downright Excellent
44 Mount Pleasant Road
NW10 3EL

If you do send us a cheque, please let us have your address so we can thank you personally!

DEx can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give if you complete and return a Gift Aid form. It will not cost you any extra.

Thank you for your interest and support.