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Parents: 'We want to help others in memory of Elliot'

Elliot's parents want his legacy to live on by helping others

The family of a little boy from Oxford who died of leukaemia have launched a new charity in his memory. Elliot Cornfield's parents have launched' Elliot's Shed' - providing free specialist equipment and toys for the parents of children with Down's Syndrome to borrow. The items can be expensive to purchase. Penny Silvester reports.

Football club for young people with Down's syndrome

A new football club with only eight players is looking for more signings so that it can compete against other teams. There is just one special condition - players must be a young person with Down's syndrome. The group, thought to be the first of its kind in Hampshire, is being run by a charity linked to Southampton Football Club. Kerry Swain reports.

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A better night's sleep for Down's Syndrome children

Scientists in the South are planning to carry out research that will improve life for hundreds of children with Down's Syndrome. They want to develop a simple screening programme for a type of breathing problem with long term risks.

Three quarters of children with Down's suffer from the condition when they sleep. Christine Alsford spoke to Jo Baddams from Totton near Southampton whose son Jack suffered with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Dr Cathy Hill who will head up the research when it starts shortly.

You can make an enquiry about the research by e-mailing the children's charity Action Medical Research:

More details about the charity's work can be found by clicking here.