FIVE-year-old Evelyn Bicker held her second annual cake stall on Saturday to get a head start on fundraising for the Step Up for Down Syndrome charity walk.
Friends, family and neighbours bought her home-made cupcakes and donated to the cause, raising $328 which Evelyn’s family will match to donate a total of $656 to Down Syndrome WA.
Evelyn’s brother Elliot was born in 2017 with Down syndrome, and the Clarkson family have become heavily involved with Step Up and Down Syndrome WA’s support groups.
“Although Eve does not understand yet that Elliot was born with Down syndrome, she remembers the time he had to spend in hospital,” their mother Tracy said.
“She wants the money to help the babies and families in the same situation.
“The foundation really helped our family during that difficult time and we want to give back to them.”
Mrs Bicker has volunteered to shoot the organisation’s annual calendar and become a Down syndrome advocate on her Instagram profile @threesmallwanderers, and her advocacy has rubbed off on her daughter.
Down syndrome is a genetic condition caused by the addition of an extra chromosome at conception and more than 13,000 people in Australia have it, according to Down Syndrome Australia.
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Day 6 Eve and Isaac’s cupcake stall prep in full swing today, tomorrow we open our front gate and raise funds for Down Syndrome WA. This is our little way of making a contribution to something much greater than us #downsyndromeawareness #stepup2018 #t21journey #upsyndrome #t21love #threesmallwanderers
Down Syndrome WA will hold the Step Up walk at Taylor Reserve in Victoria Park on Sunday, October 28 from 9.30am.
For more information or to donate, visit www.dsawa.asn.au.