Thursday, 17 April 2014

T4321 around NSW, for World Down Syndrome Day


High Tea teapots up for auction on Ebay

As part of the World Down Syndrome Day celebration this year a number of artists generously donated their time and skill to paint 10 teapots to be auctioned.
Kara Prior's tea pot

At the High Tea held at the State Library we auctioned six of the teapots, the Hon. John Ajaka, minister for Disability Services acquired one. This means that four were retained so that we could offer them for purchase to people who were unable to attend.

Four teapots are now up for auction on Ebay. Click on your favourite teapot to make a bid or visit the Down Sydnrome NSW Ebay Store.

T4321 St Patrick's College, Sutherland 
For some years the staff have supported the fundraiser to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Day. The morning tea was prepared by the Yr 11 Hospitality Class and the staff were invited by the young hosts Miss Sarah Clark (daughter of Mary Givney-Clark & David Clark) and Miss Ava Bulmer (daughter of Anthea & David Bulmer). The staff value the opportunity to foster greater community acceptance and understanding of people with Down Syndrome. They raised $620!

Yr 11 hospitality students showed their skills in style.

T4321 Cobar
A High Tea fundraiser was held last Sunday March 30 in Cobar, western NSW. 20 ladies helped to raise $800.

Pictured are Michelle, Sharon, Carly and Tahnee at the High Tea.
We called our group Danny’s girls in honour of our 8 year old friend Danny who has Down Syndrome. Danny is a well-known ‘celebrity’ in our town and his mum, family friends, teachers and others were keen to ‘frock up’ for the fundraiser to help a good cause.

This was our second high tea fundraiser for DS and we’ve also previously hosted a ‘Buddy Walk’.

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