Rochdale Football Club is pleased to be supporting World Down’s Syndrome Day, as well as raising awareness of the excellent work done by Twincess, at this weekend’s League One fixture v Scunthorpe United.
Twincess is a charitable trust, which is supported by Dale forward Joe Bunney.
Twin sisters Abigail and Isobel Parry, aged three and from Chorley, were born with Down's in 2011 at odds of two million to one, which prompted parents Matt and Jodi Parry to set up Twincess.
Since then the family have organised a series of events to raise awareness of Down's and provide a resource for families in the same situation. The girls have also been busy challenging negative perceptions/ misconceptions.
Twincess aims to address these misconceptions through:
1. Education; attending and speaking to high school students, and explaining what life is really like as a family touched by Down's Syndrome.
2. Awareness; via the website www.twincess.co.uk where both parents blog as well as other guest bloggers who have experienced the girls growing up first hand.
3. Support; opening up discussion about the condition in a friendly, non-judgemental environment so that people feel comfortable in asking questions about the condition either as expectant parents, parents of newborns, extended family or friends.
We are delighted to be welcoming Abigail and Isobel to Spotland for Saturday’s match. The girls are mascots, and will lead the teams out alongside Evie Simpson.
You’ll also notice the players in bright pink t-shirts. The players will be wearing specially designed Twincess t-shirts during the pre-match warm up.
Want to get involved? You can do so by wearing odd socks to the game. The brighter the better! If you wear them, tweet us a pic.
You may have seen the girls on Granda Reports this week. If not, you can watch the excellent feature HERE.
Want to know more about Twincess? Visit their website for more details by clicking HERE. Twincess is also on Twitter (@twincess1), why not give them a follow!