And the winners of the 2018 Mykidstime Charity of the Year are…
Thanks to everyone who voted, it was such a close vote with only 5 votes between them so we have decided that we will pick both of the top 2 charities to be our 2018 Charity of the Year:
Galway Autism Partnership and Down Syndrome Centre Cork
View the final results with number of votes here
PS 2019 Charity Vote nominations will open in December 2018
Galway Autism Partnership (GAP)
Since 2011, Galway Autism Partnership (GAP) has been supporting families and individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Galway Autism Partnership started as a small online group and was driven to ensure families had access to information, education and support.
“GAP is now a community based charity working to make a positive difference to the individuals and families we support. We do this through peer and family support, information provision, advocacy, creating opportunities for social engagement and participation and education and training.
Our membership consists of people on the autism spectrum, parents, family members, teachers, volunteer and those who work to support people living with ASD and other additional needs in Galway city and county.” said Aisling Colreavy – GAP Coordinator.
For further information, help or to make a donation please visit – Galway Autism Partnership
Down Syndrome Centre Cork
The Down Syndrome Centre Cork was founded in early 2017 in response to a recognised need in the Cork region for the provision of support and facilities for families and carers of young children with Down Syndrome.
Founded and run by parents of children with Down Syndrome, the purpose of the Centre is to provide three core functions;
- Diagnosis Support
- Early Intervention Therapies
- Long Term Family Support
These vital services can be provided only by the money raised for the Centre. Demand is huge given the lack of support and services in the Southern Region, these children and families deserve no less. The Down Syndrome Centre receives no government support. As a direct result, all of their initiatives are dependent on goodwill and gifts from our supporters, corporate bodies and the public at large to continue our vital work. The Down Syndrome Centre Cork is a registered Charity. All funds received and raised go directly to the provision of services.
For further information, help or to donate please visit – The Down Syndrome Centre Cork