As we celebrate 10 years as a charity, we need your help to guarantee our future for the NEXT 10 years. Together we can continue to challenge ideas about disability by demonstrating that people with learning disabilities can be valued dancers & leaders.
We’re looking for 1,000 people willing to donate £10 to help us to raise £10,000 in our tenth anniversary year. If you’re able to make this a regular donation, either monthly or annually, it would make even more of an impact on our future. Could you join #TeamTen and help DanceSyndrome to make it through the next ten years?
For those who don’t know our story, DanceSyndrome is a multi-award-winning dance charity that was founded by Jen Blackwell, who has Down’s syndrome. The charity was formed because Jen found it difficult to find opportunities in community dance that were accessible to people with learning disabilities. DanceSyndrome’s ethos is that disability should never be a barrier to following your dreams. All DanceSyndrome sessions are co-led by people with learning disabilities, who take visible Dance Leader roles to inspire people to see what can be achieved when we all become more inclusive. The charity offers inclusive dance workshops and leadership training both in communities across the North West and online via Zoom.
DanceSyndrome wants to change the way that people think about learning disability. Instead of focusing on disability, we encourage people to see the skills and talents that people with learning disabilities have.
This video, made with our Ambassador Giovanni Pernice, gives a really good overview of our work and why it is so valuable:
Charities do not survive to the 10 year mark without significant support from the communities that they serve. There is significant demand for our services and we are creative with our offering, achieving a lot on a small budget. As a small charity our only real limitation is financial, so we are incredibly grateful for the support of our followers.
If you can you join #TeamTen, your donation will help to ensure that we have a long term future and can continue to support people with learning disabilities to not only stay connected, stay involved and stay healthy, but to be visible leaders in society who change the way that people think about living life with a disability.
We really appreciate your support and are grateful for all donations!
To support the campaign, you can donate through the following donation platforms:
Text message – you can donate £10 by texting DANCE to 70191
Facebook – if you visit our DanceSyndromeUK profile there is a donate button at the top of the page
Just Giving – visit our #TeamTen campaign page on JustGiving.com
On our website – you can use the form below to donate directly