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Norwich lights up for World Down Syndrome Day

PUBLISHED: 16:29 27 March 2018

City Hall is lit up in blue and yellow for World Down Syndrome Day. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

City Hall is lit up in blue and yellow for World Down Syndrome Day. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Copyright: Archant 2018

Two women made sure Norwich remembered this year's World Down Syndrome Day with a city centre light display.

Co-organisers Emma Taylor, front left, with her son Eli, three, and Zoe Lee, front right, with her son Mason, three, ready with family and friends from the Down Syndrome community, for the Castle to be lit up in blue and yellow for World Down Syndrome Day. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYCo-organisers Emma Taylor, front left, with her son Eli, three, and Zoe Lee, front right, with her son Mason, three, ready with family and friends from the Down Syndrome community, for the Castle to be lit up in blue and yellow for World Down Syndrome Day. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Emma Taylor and Zoe Lee, mothers of children with Down Syndrome and creators of the Facebook page Best Buddies and their Adventures, organised the lighting up of both Norwich Castle and Norwich City Hall on the evening of Wednesday, March 21.

The two buildings turned blue and yellow at dusk, and families with children with the syndrome gathered outside the castle with balloons of the same colour.

In previous years the crowd has released the balloons into the sky, however Mrs Taylor said this year it was just a “balloon wave”, in a move to protect the environment and to let children keep them after the event.

Mrs Taylor said she thought there had been an increase in participants on last year, and thanked her friends and family for their support.

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