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World Down Syndrome Day 2020

21 March 2020

“I would like to be a coach and help young people to learn and play”
 
Those are the words of Peter, who attends Tranmere Rovers In the Community’s Adult Day Care Centre sessions with his carer Paul.
 
Peter aspires to be a football coach and he says that the sessions have inspired him to follow his dream.
 
“I want to help teach people to play, and here, this time I’d be the coach to them and help them learn to play,” Peter continued.
“Coming to Tranmere Rovers with Paul has really improved my confidence.”
 
TRIC’s Adult Day Care Centre programme welcomes over 50 different people from care homes across the Wirral.
 
Sessions are varied on a week-by-week basis, but consist of bingo, quizzes, dance exercise, plus much more.
 
The programme allows participants and their carers the opportunity to get involved and interact with different people and have fun in an inclusive environment.
 
Peter enjoys every aspect of coming to TRIC’s Adult Day Care Centre, including dance sessions. 
 
TRIC’s emphasis during their Adult Day Care sessions is based around exercise, which is led by dance teacher Frankie Wasley.
 
He added: “We always have the music of the Jersey Boys on and we have a dance to the Jersey Boys and it is fun.”
 
Saturday 21st March is World Down Syndrome Day 2020. It is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.
 
Down Syndrome International (DSI) encourages people from around the globe to engage in their own activities on the day of action to highlight and help raise awareness.
 
And Tranmere Rovers are proud to show our support to the day.
 
Paul explained that coming to TRIC’s Adult Day Care Centre programme has given Peter a sense of self-worth.
 
He went onto praise the community trust’s work in the local area and how they play a role in supporting residents in the local area.
 
The community team at TRFC work to put on sessions for the community, with Tranmere Rovers more than a Football Club.
 
Paul said: “The important thing that we get from Tranmere Rovers is basically invaluable experience for our guys. It gives them a sense of empowerment and a sense of self-worth.
“The sense of social engagement with people who attend our services is incredibly important and I think for Peter, is it the confidence building skills and the sense of self-worth, and exercise plays a massive role.
 
“Frankie has played a key role in introducing our guys to music therapy. When we go back to the day care centre, it’s following Frankie’s programme of exercise and people feeling self-esteem and self-worth."
 
TRIC endeavour to help everyone in our community by using the Club’s platform as a professional Football Club as a force for good.
And Peter thanked TRIC for putting on the sessions which have helped him a lot.
 
Peter concluded: “Thanks to Paul for taking me to Tranmere. Thanks for the help. I’m ecstatic.”  
 
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