Monday, 2 March 2015

Charlton praised for work on Down's Syndrome

This morning's Times praises Charlton Athletic for its work on Down's Syndrome in relation to the Charlton Upbeats Day: 'The club host football's most well-attended Down's Syndrome project nationally and are keen to take the lead in raising the profile of World Down's Syndrome Day on March 21st.'

The paper praises 'such incredibly selfless and understated work' and contrasts it with the experience of Kevin Kilbane who is a patron of the Down's Syndrome Association. As his career came to a close with Coventry City, he went to take a throw in and was told by one of his own supporters that his performance was so bad, he had got his just desserts in having a daughter with Down's Syndrome. Kilbane was quite restrained in his response which was just to tell him where to go.

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