Fundraising Boost for Foyle Down Syndrome Trust

Foyle Down Syndrome Trust bowled over by Ardmore challenge

The Foyle Down Syndrome Trust and Ardmore Cricket Club have teamed up to launch a bowl-out challenge to raise funds for the local charity.

The Bleachgreen side asked club members to video themselves trying to hit the stumps with their first delivery in a variety of locations, and such was the success of the promotion that they were able to present the Trust with an initial cheque for 250 pounds.

Chris Cooper is manager of the FDST, and also a keen all-rounder with Newbuildings CC.

(Chris Cooper)

“I am delighted that Ardmore Cricket Club have created this wonderful fundraising idea to raise much needed funds for Foyle Down Syndrome Trust.

“These have been extremely challenging times for everyone recently so it is amazing to see Ardmore thinking outside the box and supporting a local charity like ourselves. Support like this enables us to continue to deliver our vital and unique service.”

The gauntlet has now been thrown down to other cricket clubs in the NW and the wider community, with Irish international Boyd Rankin encouraging as many people as possible to participate.

(Boyd Rankin)

“It’s great to hear what Ardmore and Chris are doing for the Foyle Down Syndrome Trust. It’s a very worthy cause during a challenging time.

“I would encourage as many clubs and individuals as possible to get involved to help them. I wish Chris and his team well with the fundraiser.”

Ardmore CC member Damien Gallagher, whose daughter Lois attends the FDST said:

“There are two club members whose children attend the FDST and in these tough times for all charities, we thought we would try and help raise some much needed funds. Chris and his team do such wonderful work, and everyone was only too glad to help. It was great fun and Lois got the ball rolling by being the first to hit the stumps!”

(Damien and Lois Gallagher)

If you would like to help and participate, the FDST have created a VirginGiving page where people can make donations through the link below. http://virginmoneygiving.com/fund/thebowloutchallenge

About Foyle Down Syndrome Trust

Foyle Down Syndrome Trust is a unique, locally based Charity supporting people with Down syndrome from birth to adult. We do this through the delivery of vast range of user led programmes including One to One Education, Music Therapy, Health and Wellbeing, Mentoring, Outdoor Learning and our newly established Social Enterprise called Down Right Crafty.