Donations in lieu of gifts

We don’t expect gifts when we have a celebration but when was the last time you went to a party and didn’t bring a gift?  We all do it.

If you’re hosting a party or celebration with friends and family and you’d like to do something a little different, perhaps you would consider asking your guests to make a charitable donation in lieu of a gift. From birthday celebrations to anniversaries, graduations to retirements or even communions and confirmations – donations can be made in your name or at your special event and they are a fantastic way to give back and make a meaningful difference.

We’ll help you to let everyone know that you are raising funds to support the work of Down Syndrome Ireland by providing you with balloons and posters for your event.

To make it as easy as possible you can simply create an online fundraising page through Facebook which you can share with your family, friends and colleagues to support your fundraising efforts. There are no fees with Facebook fundraising and all donations will be lodged directly into Down Syndrome Ireland’s bank account.

Down Syndrome Ireland would love to share in your celebration so contact us today and let’s start planning. To find our more, call Alison Kelly from our Fundraising Team on 01-5632457 or alisonk@downsyndrome.ie



Wedding Favours

Your wedding day is one of the most special days in your life and one you will always remember. As you consider menu options, flowers and colour schemes, you can make your day even more special by choosing a charitable donation in lieu of traditional wedding favours.  

By making a donation to Down Syndrome Ireland you will be helping to make a difference to people with Down syndrome and their families throughout Ireland.  In return for your donation, we will send you our unique wedding favour cards which are a beautiful addition to your table and a unique and meaningful way of thanking your guests for sharing your special day. 

These cards will let your guests know that you have made a charitable donation to support our work in their honour and they can still have a special keepsake from your day. Cards are available in two sizes, one a tented business card size which can be placed at each guest setting or alternatively an A6 tent card which can be placed per table.

Our suggested donation by order quantity is as follows:

Place cards per setting (tented business card size)

Up to 100 cards                 €150

Up to 150 cards                 €200

Up to 200 cards                 €250

Place cards per table (A6 size)

Up to 10 cards                   €100

Up to 20 cards                   €120

Up to 30 cards                   €150


Down Syndrome Ireland would be honoured to be a part of your special day.

To find out more about our wedding favours or to place an order, contact Alison Kelly from our Fundraising Team on 01-5632457 or alisonk@downsyndrome.ie