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Argyle Community Trust celebrate World Down’s Syndrome Day

This Sunday, March 21, marks the 16th Annual World Down’s Syndrome Day and Argyle Community trust is proud to support this internationally coordinated campaign to promote awareness and understanding of people living with Down’s Syndrome.

The campaign calls on individuals to show their support by wearing brightly-coloured odd socks – a nod to human chromosomes resembling socks and people with Down’s Syndrome having an extra chromosome. Staff from the Community, Club, Academy and our Board of Directors are all getting behind this campaign by wearing their brightly coloured odd socks to raise awareness. 

We are asking supporters, participants and anyone else to raise awareness of World Down’s Syndrome Day by sharing a photo of your odd socks with us tagging @argylecommunitytrust | @PAFCCommunityTr and using the #WDSD21 hashtag on social media. 

Argyle Community Trust supports children, young people and adults living with Down’s Syndrome through our Ability Counts programme. The programme is inclusive to a wide range of people with learning, behavioural and physical disabilities, Ability Counts makes a profound and lasting difference to the lives of many individuals and families.

We are also delighted to announce that after having to pause Ability Counts due to the pandemic, we will be restarting our delivery on Monday 29th of March for juniors 5-6pm and Wednesday 31st of March for adults 7:30-9pm, also at Manadon Sports Hub. 

Through physical activity, sport and team-based play, our sessions allow participants a sense of freedom, affording them opportunities to express their feelings in a relaxed, comfortable environment. The project has had brilliant outcomes during a sustained period and everyone at Argyle Community Trust is delighted to be able to deliver this fantastic programme once again.

If you would like more information about Ability Counts, please contact alice.young@pafc.co.uk or visit https://argylecommunitytrust.co.uk/what-we-do/football/disability-football/

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