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World Down's Syndrome Day celebrated in Batley

Celebrations at last year's World Down's Syndrome Day party in Batley Photo:

It's World Down's Syndrome Day today - and a community in South Yorkshire are holding a party to mark it.

Yorkshire Down's Syndrome group are holding a celebration at St Mary's Social Club, Parochial Hall, in Batley from 12.30pm - 3pm.

The afternoon will be packed full of fun with a children's entertainer doing a magic show and a disco, raffle, bouncy castle disco and food.

Adelle Duggan, from the group, said: "Everyone's welcome. It's a good opportunity for all families to get together to celebrate this special day."

It's the eighth year the day has been marked across the world. Those with the Syndrome, as well as those who live and work with them, participate in activities and events to raise public awareness and advocate the rights and inclusion of people with Down's Syndrome.

For more information, and for groups in the Calendar region, click here

Here are some pictures from last year's event, held in Batley.

Celebrations at last year's World Down's Syndrome Day party in Batley
Celebrations at last year's World Down's Syndrome Day party in Batley
Celebrations at last year's World Down's Syndrome Day party in Batley
Celebrations at last year's World Down's Syndrome Day party in Batley