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Abseil for Down Syndrome Limerick at King John’s Castle this August 10

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Ellen Tuffy, Chairperson, Down Syndrome Limerick and Harry Shanahan, Member, Down Syndrome Limerick pictured as Down Syndrome Limerick announced that they are hosting an abseil fundraiser at Limerick’s historic King John’s Castle on August 10th. Pic. Brian Arthur

Down Syndrome Limerick are asking you to abseil from the iconic King John’s Castle on August 10th to raise funds to support children and adults with Down syndrome

Down Syndrome Limerick are asking you to abseil from the iconic King John’s Castle on August 10th to raise funds
Ellen Tuffy, Chairperson, Down Syndrome Limerick and Sarah Casey, Member, Down Syndrome Limerick pictured as Down Syndrome Limerick announced that they are hosting an abseil fundraiser at Limerick’s historic King John’s Castle on August 10th. Pic. Brian Arthur

Participants will take in the amazing views over the Treaty city and the River Shannon before their descent into the Castle’s historic courtyard. It will be an unforgettable day for all involved.

The cost of entry is €60, all participants who take part are requested to raise a minimum of €250 and this money goes in total to the charity.  The event also provides a wonderful opportunity for companies to get involved either through event sponsorship or by using the event as a team-building event for their employees.

Ellen Tuffy, Chairperson of Down Syndrome Limerick said, “We are trying to put the FUN into fundraiser with this event. Abseiling is a great way to get the adrenalin pumping and participants will experience the magic that King John’s Castle has to offer as well as the joy at having a positive impact on the lives of people with Down syndrome as a result of their fundraising efforts. Down Syndrome Limerick relies on fundraising events like these to keep their services going and we are so grateful to everyone who supports us.”


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Down Syndrome Limerick is a local charity based in Castletroy which supports almost 200 children and adults with Down syndrome.  The charity is managed by families on a voluntary basis. 

They provide essential therapies such as Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, provide training and support to parents, teachers and SNAs and run adult education programmes that provide their members with the necessary skills to gain meaningful employment.

There are also a variety of social activities for their members to enjoy. They are running their services 5 days per week in their offices in Castletroy and on a part time basis in West Limerick to meet the demand of their members.

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