We have a number of events throughout the year that offer fantastic sponsorship opportunities for your company/brand. Not only will your company gain important brand awareness and media exposure, but our events are also opportunities to engage your employees and connect with potential new customers. Down Syndrome Ireland is a widely recognised and highly respected charity with a network of 25 branches throughout Ireland and a membership base of over 3,500 families.
For further information on upcoming sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kathleen in Fundraising on (01) 426 6500 or firstname.lastname@example.org who will work with you to identify the best option for your company.
Meet our Recent Event Sponsors and Supporters
Purple Run 2018
Proudly supported by MACE
Our third annual Purple Run in the Phoenix Park took place on March 24th 2018 and was a great success! Over 1,500 participants, including our member families from all over the country, came out to turn the park purple and ‘Run with us, not for us’ to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. Once again Matt Cooper (TodayFM and TV3) led the fun as the Purple Run Ambassador. A huge thank you to MACE who proudly supported this year’s event.
'Who Am I?' Exhibition 2018
Kindly sponsored by Frank Keane Volkswagen and supported by the Powerscourt Centre
The ‘Who Am I?’ exhibition was a project devised by Down Syndrome Ireland’s National Advisory Council in collaboration with photographer Eric Molimard. This unique exhibition aimed at challenging perceptions of Down syndrome in society launched in Powerscourt Centre on 21st March 2018 to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. In the lead up to the exhibition launch, members of our NAC were interviewed by Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show to promote the exhibition, and the launch featured on RTÉ News at Nine O’Clock (see below!) Thank you so much to Frank Keane Volkswagen for your kind support of the exhibition.
Let Us Shine: Fashion and Variety Performances 2017
Proudly sponsored by Glenisk
‘Let us Shine’ took place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Blanchardstown in November 2017 to showcase the talent and ability of children and adults with Down syndrome. See the video below for a glimpse into the amazing talent from the day! All models and performers were people with Down syndrome. Thank you so much to Glenisk who kindly sponsored this wonderful event.