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Wouldn’t Change A Thing – Down’s Syndrome – Read More……..

Written by on 30th November 2020

Wouldn’t Change A Thing, a Down syndrome awareness charity has taken the unprecedented step of launching their Christmas campaign early to coincide with the airing of Emmerdale’s controversial new storyline where the characters decide to terminate a baby upon realising it will be born with Down syndrome. Jamie McCallum, WCAT Chairman said “Our campaigns are intended to challenge the negative outdated misconceptions about Down syndrome among the general public by showing insights into the true lives experienced by families today. We know that these negative misconceptions will be a key issue for the characters in this storyline, so this seemed like an appropriate area to shine a light on.” The Emmerdale storyline has been drawing controversy since it was announced on 5th November and the contentious episodes air from Monday 30th of November. Now this much needed Christmas awareness campaign will run alongside the storyline. The campaign centres around a new song – ‘What Do You See’ – an original track written by Tom Kerr, a new grandfather with no connection to Down syndrome, who saw a Facebook photograph of his new grandchild alongside a girl with Down syndrome, Rosie, after the March lockdown this year.

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