Mother and daughter in moving Down’s Syndrome carpool karaoke

PUBLISHED: 09:35 20 March 2018 | UPDATED: 09:35 20 March 2018

Nikki Holt with her daughter Lucinda.

Nikki Holt with her daughter Lucinda.

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A mother and daughter from Uphill have taken part in this heart-warming video aimed at raising awareness of Down’s Syndrome.

Nikki Holt and her three-year-old daughter Lucinda filmed themselves lip syncing and signing to A Thousand Years by Christina Perri in support of World Down’s Syndrome Day tomorrow (Wednesday).

Fifty mums from a Facebook group called Designer Genes took part in the video.

The group is for parents of children with Down’s syndrome born in the years 2013 to 2014.

The families recorded clips in the style of television celebrity James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke, before one of the fathers, Jamie McCallum, put it together over the last couple of months.

Nikki said they came up with the idea after seeing videos by the group Singing Hands, who do nursery rhymes in Makaton – a form of sign language.

Singer Christina Perri, who performs the song A Thousand Years, which they sign along to, has also given her permission and supported the track.

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