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Let's celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

TODAY (Sunday 21st March 2021), we are delighted to come together to celebrate what is internationally known as World Down Syndrome Day.

To help celebrate this unique day we wanted to highlight some of the amazing work that our very own Down syndrome football club - the QPR Tiger Cubs - continue to be able to do despite the pandemic and the restrictions it has thrown upon all of us.

Lockdown may have restricted any social gatherings, but our Tiger Cubs continue to meet up every week with a fantastic virtual quiz.

Starting way back in March last year at the very beginning of the pandemic, through the powers of technology this drop-in quiz session allows our Tiger Cubs to meet up every week and continue to socialise with each other in a time when everyone needs someone to talk to.

In a quiz of three rounds which include sport, general knowledge and of course football, our Cubs have been tested on it all and have even battled it out with the Fulham Badgers in a fun but competitive quiz earlier last month.

Nathan Horder, QPR in the Community Trust's inclusive projects officer, told www.qpr.co.uk: “We have been running the quiz weekly over the last year and it has been great.

“To still be able to interact with everyone and be able to have fun, even without the use of footballs, has been a highlight of what has been a very tough period.

“Everyone has come together from the usual three weekly sessions that we hold and there has been lots of laughs along the way.”