A charity close to our hearts

21 March 2023


Today marks the annual World Down Syndrome Day. We are so proud to be patrons of @Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT), who deliver the Charlton Upbeats programme for young people and adults with Down’s syndrome.

The Charlton Upbeats started in 2008 and aims to allow people with Down’s syndrome to reach their full potential by providing them with opportunities to learn and develop basic skills in football, offering a clear pathway for young people into senior competitive football. As well as providing weekly football sessions, the Upbeats regularly engage in other activities, including days out and overnight residential trips. Over 100 young people are registered with the Upbeats programme.

The CACT Upbeats 2022 report shows us that:
• 96% feel happier since attending the Charlton Upbeats
• 98% improved their physical wellbeing
• 100% improved their social skills and made new friends and improved their emotional wellbeing
• 100% recommend Charlton Upbeats to other families

Join us as we support CACT’s Annual Upbeats Walk on Saturday 29th April, a 9-mile walk between the CAFC Training Ground and The Valley in aid of the Upbeats Down’s Syndrome team.

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