Meet Matilda, Camille and Anna Rose three amazing friends from the Mencap Children’s Centre who will be rocking their socks for Mencap this World Down’s Syndrome Day. 

All three girls were born with Downs’s Syndrome, all three  have benefited from the amazing team at the Children’s Centre in Belfast and all three are funny, fabulous Rockstar's!

As Linzi, Matilda’s mum explains, the work of the centre is so important to children with a learning disability because, "attending the wonderful Mencap Centre has given us the tools and we are forever grateful to this amazing charity. This support was not only educational, but also one to one physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language - all so important to aid Matilda’s development."

The centre is not only about early intervention but about helping children and parents find their community . As Anna Rose’s mum Laura explains "from those early days of feeling fearful and alone, to where we are now 4 years later, [now we are] surrounded by an entire community I never knew existed."

Laura Camille’s mum adds, "we will be forever grateful to belong to this wonderful Mencap Community who develop and assist individuals who have a learning disability from early intervention and beyond."

Three mothers sitting on the floor with their children

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