Mother and daughter in video to raise awareness of Down Syndrome

PUBLISHED: 14:47 04 October 2018 | UPDATED: 07:39 09 October 2018

Nikki Holt with her daughter Lucinda.

Nikki Holt with her daughter Lucinda.

Archant

A mother and daughter from Uphill have taken part in another video aimed at raising awarness of Down Syndrome.

Nikki Holt and her daughter Lucinda are part of a project by Wouldn’t Change A Thing – an organisaton which hopes to change the perception of Down Syndrome.

The video, which went live on ITV’s This Morning today (Thursday) shows what it is like to live with the condition.

It features the initial intrepidation often felt by new parents obtaining a diagnosis and goes on to show the children as they get older and the medical challenges which families can face.

In spite of these challenges, research shows more than 90 per cent of people with Down Syndrome and their families report being happier and more enriched for having the condition in their lives.

Nikki and Lucinda took part in the organisations first video in March where it showed families lip syncing and signing to A Thousands Years by Christina Perri in support of World Down Syndrome Day.

MORE: Mother and daughter in moving Down Syndrome carpool karaoke.



The organisation wants to change the outdated perceptions of Down Syndrome and show the real famillies living happy lives with the condition.

More from Weston Mercury

Work has begun on Weston’s £11million flagship food and drink centre, which is expected to bring 250 jobs to the area.

Read more
10:50

Significant improvements to day-time operations at Weston General Hospital’s A&E have been recognised by health inspectors.

Read more

An action-packed superhero adventure comes to cinema screens next week, and Mercury readers will win tickets to see it.

Read more

The family of a Worle youngster have praised their son’s bravery after he won a Somerset Award.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:00

A sing-along screening of 2017’s smash hit The Greatest Showman will take place at Bristol Hippodrome.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

A stunning display of more than 100,000 twinkling lights in a Burnham cul-de-sac has raised more than £1,000 for local charities, in just its opening week.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

Plans to extend Weston’s conservation area – and open it up to receiving hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of grants – has been given the green light.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:06

Father Christmas is checking in on his elves this festive season at his South West Workshop in Cheddar.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:05

Pantomime season is in full swing as Snow White arrives at Weston’s Playhouse Theatre.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

With less than two weeks to go until the big day, Westonians will not have to travel far to find festive cheer this weekend.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Heavy Showers

Heavy Showers

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 5°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists