Picture: Ellen Tuffy, Chairperson of DSL; Karen Brosnahan, President of Network Limerick; Fiona Doyle, Vice President of Network Limerick
|Event||Set Yourself Free in 2023 Masterclass with Aidan O’Brien|
|When||25th January 2023|
|Where||The Savoy Hotel|
|Charity Collab||A raffle was hosted on the night with fabulous prizes up for grabs including a one-to-one session with Aidan O’Brien. €1,210 was raised on the night for DSL. Thanks so much for the support.|
|Event||Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy Business|
|When||23rd February 2023|
|Where||Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel, Adare|
|Charity Collab||Conversation starter and plan for a Health and Wellbeing event for Down Syndrome Limerick to raise awareness and promote the health and wellbeing of adult females with Down syndrome.|
|Event||International Women’s Day: Empowering Women to Embrace their Future|
|When||8th March 2023|
|Where||No 1 Pery Square|
|Charity Collab||Our female members were invited along to the event to represent inclusion and diversity in business and to take their place among other women in business. Each of these women were given the opportunity to talk about their work and their businesses.
A raffle was held on the night to raise funds for a Health and Wellbeing event to promote health in female adults with Down syndrome with a focus on health, hormones, nutrition, exercise and style. This event will be organised in the coming months by DSL. Over €500 was raised at this event.
|Event||Funky Socks Coffee Morning|
|When||21st March 2023|
|Where||The Savoy Hotel, Limerick|
|Charity Collab||A coffee morning was held in The Savoy Hotel Limerick to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. There were 2 guest speakers from Down Syndrome Limerick to tell attendees all about the importance of World Down Syndrome Day and what it means to them. It was lovely to see many members from the charity in attendance from the youngest members through to the adults.
Sarah Casey, also a member and the owner of Sarah’s Delicious Imperfectionz, kindly donated some of her freshly baked muffins for attendees to take away and enjoy.
Buckets were available on the day for donations and €350 was raised. Thanks to everyone for their support.
|Event||Coffee Morning to launch Business Woman of the Year Awards|
|When||5th April 2023|
|Charity Collab||A fabulous coffee morning was held in House, Limerick to discuss the upcoming Businesswoman of the Year Awards. Our Chairperson, Ellen, spoke at the coffee morning about her experience as an award winner. No official charity collaboration but female members from Down Syndrome Limerick were once again in attendance.|
|Event||Businesswoman of the Year Awards|
|When||31st May 2023|
|Where||Clayton Hotel, Limerick|
|Charity Collab|| The Businesswoman of the Year awards for Network Limerick were held in the Clayton Hotel Limerick to celebrate the achievements of women in all aspects of business and employment. Two DSL ladies were shortlisted for awards. Sarah Casey, one of our adult members, and business owner (Sarah’s Delicious Imperfectionz) was shortlisted for an award in the Emerging Businesswoman category. Ellen Tuffy, Chairperson of Down Syndrome Limerick, was nominated for Networker of the Year. There were no trophies on the night but there were great celebrations nonetheless. Several other members from Down Syndrome Limerick were at the event to represent the charity and to support Sarah and Ellen, while also promoting the importance of diversity in business.
There was an option to donate to the charity on the night.
DSL is managed by parents on a voluntary basis. Their aim is to improve the lives and opportunities for people with Down syndrome. They provide essential services like Speech and Language Therapy, education supports, training, social activities, counselling, adult education and employment programmes as well as advocating for the rights and inclusion of people with Down syndrome in society. With no government funding, they are reliant on the generosity of individuals, clubs and businesses to support and fundraise for them. Thank you for supporting our wonderful community.
Down Syndrome Limerick | Associated branch of Down Syndrome Ireland | RCN: 20010164 | CHY: 6062