Mission 21

Thank you for helping us raise €35,700!


Our Mission 21 Campaign came to a glorious end on Classic Hits 4fm on Friday 24th March making a final tally of a truly incredible €35,700! We set out to raise €21,000 in 5 days and the result was beyond our highest expectations, going €14,700 over our target. We would like to say a huge thanks to the staff and presenters in Classic Hits 4fm for putting together an amazing radio campaign and for working so hard to promote it on all of their shows throughout the week.

We are extremely grateful to the 21 celebrities who took part in our Mission 21 video and in the radio appeal for all of their support. We want to give a big shout out to FLYEfit Gyms who got behind the campaign. And finally we would like to sincerely thank all of the Classic Hits 4fm Listeners and everyone who donated to the campaign for your unbelievable generosity – your support will help us continue to provide vital services to children with Down syndrome.



Mission 21 Appeal in aid of The Down Syndrome Centre


Mission 21 – our fantastic Radio & Celebrity Video appeal was organised to raise vital funds for the charity, raise awareness about Down syndrome and celebrate World Down Syndrome Day.


21 well known Irish Personalities from the worlds of Acting, TV, Music and Sport  featured in our short video that highlights the challenges children with Down syndrome face and we appealed to the public to support The Down Syndrome Centre by making a donation by text or online.

Mission 21 is a play on Trisomy 21 which is the most common form of Down syndrome.

Mission 21 was proudly supported by FLYEfit





Children with Down syndrome face a range of developmental challenges including cardiac and other health complications, hearing difficulties, problems with their eyesight, low muscle tone and concentration and learning challenges.

The Down Syndrome Centre, which opened in 2014,  has a wide range of early intervention services and supports including SKIP (Special Kids Intervention Programme), Team 21 Tots and vital services such as Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy which are directly aimed at helping children with Down syndrome to overcome these challenges.

The Down Syndrome Centre has also created a family focussed centre for parents of the children using the service. The centre is a place for parents to meet, get information and advice, make friends and build support networks and communities.

We provide a wide range of supports for families such as New Parent Evenings, Counselling Service, Siblings Camps, and Grandparent Days. We host monthly seminars for parents which look at important areas such as health, education and financial planning. Our online expert panel also provides personalised advice and help to parents across Ireland.

The Down Syndrome Centre believes that every child with Down syndrome should be given the right supports to enable them to reach their full potential and have the opportunity to develop the skills to live independent and fulfilling lives in their communities.

As we do not receive any government funding, we are appealing to people to make a donation to our Mission 21 campaign to help us to continue our work to help children with Down syndrome and their families.

Thank you for your support.

Donate Here or Text DSC to 50300 to Donate €4

100% of your donation goes to The Down Syndrome Centre across most network operators. Some operators apply VAT which means that a minimum of €3.25 will go to The Down Syndrome Centre. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY, Helpline 01 443 3890

We would like to thank Avcom for their support with our Mission 21 video.