World Down Syndrome Day celebrated at Northampton shopping centre with blue and yellow light display

A Northampton shopping centre was lit up in blue and yellow to mark World Down Syndrome Day.

Tuesday, 21st March 2017, 4:47 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:06 am
Weston Favell shopping centre favourite Danny with centre manager Kevin Legg.

Weston Favell Shopping Centre celebrated the annual event throughout the day yesterday (March 21) with balloons and a stand to help spread awareness of the condition.

Staff at the stand were joined by Danny, a regular visitor to the centre who has Down Syndrome and is well-known to all the centre team.

Danny is the face of Weston Favell's World Down Syndrome Day campaign after his mother, Eileen Brown, asked them to get first get involved last year. He visits the shopping centre twice a week.

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Danny with the staff of Weston Favell shopping centre.

At around 7pm, the centre joined other buildings and monuments across the country as it was lit up with blue and yellow lights.

Kevin Legg the Centre manager of Weston Favell explains "The Centre are delighted to support this campaign for another year. If changing the colour of our building and having some balloons helps create awareness, it's the least we can do.

"Danny has been coming here for as long as I can remember, he is loved by many of my team and our retailers. He's such a lovely guy.

"While many improvements have been made in care and awareness for Down Syndrome affected people, there is still a long way to go, we are happy to support World Down Syndrome Day."

Danny with the staff of Weston Favell shopping centre.

Yesterday was the 12th anniversary of World Down Syndrome day.