O’Neill: Belfast City Hall to light up for Down’s Syndrome

Belfast City Hall will light up to mark World Down Syndrome Day in March, following a proposal made by Alliance Councillor Sian O’Neill.

The East Belfast Councillor said she was ‘delighted’ Belfast City Hall would be lit up green on March 21, adding she was ‘inspired’ to raise awareness of the condition thanks to the special relationship she has with her nephew Ross who has Down’s Syndrome.

“I’m delighted the Council’s Strategic Policy and Resources Committee was able to get behind my calls to mark this important day – a decision I expect to be ratified at the full Council meeting in March.

“I can’t wait to see Belfast City Hall lit up green on March 21. My nephew Ross has Down’s Syndrome so any opportunity to raise awareness and combat the stigma associated to the condition is gratefully received.

“If anyone wants to learn more about Down’s Syndrome, I can signpost them to the local groups and organisations who provide amazing support to individuals and families.”

For further details of the awareness campaign and events surrounding World Down Syndrome day please visit: http://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/

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