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Dads and their children with Down's Syndrome mastermind 'Father's Day' music video

When a group of mums and their children made a viral music video in support of Down's Syndrome, some fathers decided they wanted to have a chance at fame too.

In comes, the newest music video from Down's Syndrome Awareness organisation, Wouldn't Change a Thing, in honour of Father's Day.

The expertly crafted video showcases a group of fathers, including two from the West Country, who took part to show that children with Down's Syndrome are loved and accepted.

The video has been released in time for Father's Day. Credit: Wouldn't Change A Thing

The video features all the couples signing and singing along to a Take That song.

The project leader remarked that fathers who have children with additional needs are 'extremely under-represented and under-supported'.

He hopes this video will raise awareness of the issue.

We knew we’d never be able to match the mums’ ability to tug on the heart strings of the world so we went for some good-humoured competition instead.

We wanted to take the opportunity to shout from the rooftops how much our children are loved and welcome in our lives and how, just like the mums, we wouldn’t change a thing.

– Jamie McCallum, Project Leader
The Dads and their children are singing along to a Take That song. Credit: Wouldn't Change A Thing

Last year, a group of mothers and their children who have Down's Syndrome, each lip-synced and signed along to Christina Perri's hit ballad "A Thousand Years".

The fathers in the new video took inspiration from the original viral videos. Credit: Wouldn't Change A Thing

The mums are all part of a Facebook group known as “Designer Genes”, created to support parents who have a child with Down’s Syndrome.

They were inspired by a Singing Hands video, which was signed in Makaton, a form of sign language designed to help hearing people with learning or communication difficulties using signs alongside speech.

The fathers in the new video took inspiration from the original viral videos, to make their own special tribute.

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Credit: Wouldn't Change A Thing