WDSD Patrons Messages

"World Down Syndrome Day takes place on 21 March every year. This date (21/3) represents the 3 copies of chromosome 21, which is unique to people with Down syndrome."

Damon Hill OBE, 1996 Formula One World Champion, Patron - Down Syndrome International


"The aims of World Down Syndrome Day are to promote awareness and understanding, seek international support, and to achieve dignity, equal rights and a better life for people with Down syndrome everywhere."

Muttiah Muralitharan, Record breaking Sri Lankan cricketer, Patron - Down Syndrome International


"Activities and events held on World Down Syndrome Day can have a tremendous impact, showcasing the abilities, talents and accomplishments of people with Down syndrome. I encourage you all to tell the world what you are doing to celebrate this important day."

Liam Neeson OBE, Oscar nominated actor, Patron - Down Syndrome International