I’m sure that you are all aware that yesterday (21st March) was World Down Syndrome Day and to help raise awareness and advocacy I organised for King’s Lynn Town Hall to light up blue and yellow, the colours for Down Syndrome awareness.
So why the 21st March?
Many people wonder why World Down Syndrome Day falls on 21st March, well it’s simple. People with Down Syndrome have 3 copies of the 21st chromosome, so they have 3:21. Also another way to writing the date, 21st March. There’s no better date to celebrate people with Down Syndrome.
Lots of other landmarks around the country lit up in the awareness colours including Norwich City Hall and Norwich Castle but for us and other local families in the King’s Lynn area there isn’t anything in place to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. So I saw this as an opportunity and organised for King’s Lynn Town Hall to be lit up.
It was amazing to see such a lovely building lit up for a cause that is so close to our hearts.
Thank you King’s Lynn Town Hall for supporting us and World Down Syndrome Day!