Donate Online

To make an ad-hoc donation through our preferred channels please click on either the Virgin moneygiving or Paypal images above to be taken through to the relevant sites to make your secure payment.


Shop online and raise funds for Downright Special

ALREADY shop online? Why not help us at the same time?

There’s now a new and easy way for you to help us raise funds for Downright Special - simply by shopping online! is a shopping directory that features some of your favourite online stores, including Ebay, Amazon, Interflora, Easyjet, Apple Store, iTunes, NEXT, Boots, M&S, British Airways, Debenhams, John Lewis, Dell, Toys’R’Us, HMV and over 600 others. All you have to do is use the links on the site whenever you shop online and, at no extra cost to you, we'll receive a free donation of up to 15% from every purchase you make. It really is that simple!

It’s completely FREE TO REGISTER and use and you still shop with each retailer in exactly the same way. Many retailers even offer additional discounts and money saving e-Vouchers when you shop using

All you need to do is visit and register selecting Downright Special as the organisation you wish to support. You still shop direct with each retailer as you would normally, but simply by accessing your chosen online shop from the links at first, each retailer will make a CASHBACK DONATION of upto 15% to Downright Special.

Will I pay anything extra? No. You pay exactly the same prices as if you visited each retailer's website directly. Using will not cost you a penny more than you would pay normally.

It seems very generous, but remember when you buy online costs are much lower. As there's no shop, salesperson, heating, electricity, rates, not even the cost of the bag to put your goods in, retailers are more than happy to help good causes when 'online' customers access their websites through the links on them.


Amazon Smile

Downright Special is now registered on Amazon Smile! 

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop through the URL, AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisations selected by customers. 

All you have to do is go to and first select your chosen charity, The Downright Special Network. You can then shop the site as you normally would. There is no cost to charitable organisations or to AmazonSmile customers. The shopping experience is identical to with the added benefit that Amazon will donate to the charitable organisations selected by custome


Fancy a Cuppa?

Calling all friends and family members. Why not have a coffee morning or a tea party to help us raise awareness around Downs Syndrome. Down Syndrome Awareness week  takes place on 19th-25th march and what better to celebrate than over a coffee or a tea and maybe even some home baking or chocolate goodies.

We've created a poster (click here) that you can use to help arrange your events.  And if you need anything else from us like collection buckets, leaflets, raffle or tombola prizes  then just contact Louise on or call her on 01482 420160.​



As a charity we rely on the vital support of generous people and their fundraising in order for us to do the job that we do.

There are many things that you could do to help us in our fundraising efforts and all your help will be very much appreciated. You could:

  • Organise a raffle
  • Do a car boot sale
  • Have a coffee morning
  • Do a sponsored challenge:
    • A sponsored bike ride
    • A sponsored walk
    • A sponsored sky dive
  • Or something less physical like a sponsored silence

You could see if your place of work, or any business, would make us their chosen charity for the year.
Ask if any businesses would fund match an event you have organised.
Last, but not least, you could just make a voluntary donation.
Either sign up to VirginMoneyGiving or download our sponsor form.

There are other ways you can help too:
• Volunteer your time for any supermarket bag packing events we might organize.
• Donate prizes for future raffles.

We are extremely grateful to everyone who has already helped us by fundraising and we look forward to hearing from new fundraisers.

If you would like to contact us regarding fundraising, please contact us on 01482 420160 or e-mail us at:

From Twitter

Down Syndrome Awareness Week March 2019

Down Syndrome Awareness Week was 18th-24th March 2019.  Find out about our celebrations by having a look here.

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Friday Visitors

We regularly have visitors to our Friday sessions, whether they be healthcare professionals, friends from the community or old faces returning to have a catch up with us. Stay tuned for information of up and coming visitors