The John Giles Foundations aim is to facilitate positive social change by using the power of football to build community cohesion, promote health, and encourage lifelong participation and learning. It will drive fundraising initiatives that will help football clubs, schools, and community groups to raise funds for themselves and for other worthwhile local projects.
There are approximately 6000 people with Down syndrome currently living in Ireland. The Down Syndrome Centre organisation was founded by Peter and Mary Gaw, parents of four children whose two youngest have Down syndrome. The idea for a centre which would provide vital early-intervention services for children with Down syndrome came about as a result of the difficulties and issues that Peter and Mary faced when trying to access these services for their own children.The centre provides all the relevant services, facilities and support relevant to this intellectual learning disability.
Over the past 3 years we were absolutely delighted to have donated the following to charities:
€33,000 to Johnny Giles Foundation & Down Syndrome Centre, which is a new service led centre for children with Down syndrome. The centre provides all the relevant services, facilities and support relevant to this intellectual learning disability.
€22,000 to Johnny Giles Foundation & Down Syndrome Ireland
€9,000 to LARCC (Lakelands Area Retreat & Cancer Centre) which is Ireland’s only residential cancer centre providing support and holistic assistance to those living with cancer.