Zurich partners with Down Syndrome Ireland

To officially mark Zurich’s partnership with Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI), Barry Sheridan, CEO of DSI and the DSI fundraising team were welcomed to the Zurich office in Blackrock.

Phae Vlahos, DSI Corporate Partnerships Manager; Anthony Brennan, CEO, Zurich Ireland; Anne Marie Callanan, Head of Zurich Treasury Services; Ross O’Neill, DSI Administrator; Barry Sheridan, Down Syndrome Ireland CEO; and Conal O’Regan, Head of Dublin Technology Centre.

Down Syndrome Ireland is a membership organisation. Supporting 3,500 people with Down syndrome and their families throughout Ireland, its vision is to ensure all people are valued, fully participating citizens.

Down Syndrome Ireland are dedicated to being the primary source of information and support to people with Down syndrome, their families and the professional community, working towards an improved quality of life for their members.

At the official launch of Zurich’s charity partnership with Down Syndrome Ireland, it was announced that the charity will see its members benefit from Zurich’s support through fundraising and awareness, as well as charity events held by employees.

Anthony Brennan, CEO of Zurich Ireland said: “We’re delighted to have Down Syndrome Ireland as our new charity partner. Zurich prides itself on its commitment to making a difference in the local communities in which we operate, and this new partnership allows us to extend our support to an organisation that has a deep well of support across our employee base in Ireland. We’re excited to start supporting DSI in ways that will directly help the families, children and adults who are part of the DSI family.”

The partnership launch also coincides with Down Syndrome Awareness Month, which is celebrated in October and helps to raise awareness of and celebrate people born with Down Syndrome.

For more information on the charity and the services they provide visit the Down Syndrome Ireland website here.