Parents whose daughter was born with Down Syndrome are hosting an event in the hope of changing attitudes and raising money for the charity which provides their child with vital therapy.

Langley couple Kirsty MacCuish and Michael Pearce have a daughter Amelia, two, who was born with Down Syndrome.

Their event T21 will take place on Sunday, March 15 - the Sunday before World Down Syndrome Day - at Marish Primary School on Swabey Road. It will raise money for Sparkles - a small, parent-led charity providing speech and language, physio and occupational therapy to pre-school children with Down’s syndrome living in and around Buckinghamshire.

Kirsty said: “World Down Syndrome Day is an important celebration for us.

“We celebrate this day to help raise awareness and change stereotypes. Ninety percent of prenatal Down Syndrome diagnosis result in a termination because of outdated information provided by health care professionals - all because of one extra chromosome.

“We are raising money for Sparkles because they provide Amelia with her weekly therapy, which Amelia is unable to access through the NHS. Without Sparkles Amelia would receive no occupational or speech and language therapy.

“Last year we managed to raise £1,000 and we would love to beat that this year, plus it is a chance to bring so many people together to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day.”

The T21 event will consist of a one-mile walk, soft play, buffet and a raffle.

You can book tickets by visiting

Or just turn up on the day with tickets £5 for adults and £2 for children.