Norwich City Hall to be lit up to mark World Down Syndrome Day

City Hall in Norwich. Photo: Nick Butcher.

City Hall in Norwich. Photo: Nick Butcher. - Credit: EDP pics © 2007

Norwich City Hill will be illuminated later today to mark World Down Syndrome Day.

The offices of Norwich City Council will be bathed in blue and red at dusk in recognition of the international event.

This year sees the 11th anniversary of the initiative, which helps raise awareness of the condition and how people with it play a vital role in our communities.

The theme for the 2016 event is 'My Friends, My Community' to get the world talking about the benefits for everyone of inclusive environments.

Zoe Lee and Emma Taylor, who each have a son with Down syndrome, are delighted the council agreed to meet with their request to have City Hall illuminated for the occasion.

'We are so proud of Mason and Eli and they way they are growing up into such little individual characters- they amaze us daily,' said Zoe. 'It is important to us to raise awareness for Down syndrome and the wonderful community we have become part of in Norwich, and lighting up City Hall does just that. We want to show everyone just how awesome that extra chromosome makes them.'

• More information about the event can be found at www.worlddownsyndromeday.org

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