Ryan Tubridy certainly kept the promise he gave to Lee Gooch on the Naughty Alarm Clock yesterday morning.
The Late Late Show presenter said he would do his best to get the ‘See Me’ book on his shelf for the Toy Show, the biggest TV showcase of the year.
The McElhinney’s Stores publication features 56 members from Donegal Down Syndrome Association and surrounding areas.
Sitting in the centre of the stage, Tubridy had the book on his lap and told his little helpers to give the big ‘Stamp of Approval’ in front of a TV audience of hundreds of thousands.
“We are so overwhelmed with joy that our special project in collaboration with Donegal Down Syndrome See Me has made it to The Late Late Toy Show tonight,” Donegal Down Syndrome posted on their Facebook page.
“Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen.”
The book is now available to purchase for €30.00, with all proceeds going towards the Donegal Down Syndrome Association.
View the book online here: https://www.mcelhinneys.com/products/see-me-book-seemebook
The purpose of the portrait book is to showcase that young people with Down Syndrome are so much more than a label and it’s important that they see themselves represented in society.
They all mean more to every person they meet, every life they enhance, and every day they brighten up – just by being themselves.
The ages of the participants in the See Me book ranged from just two-years-old to 52, and all of the young people featured in the book were photographed by McElhinneys in-house photographer Clive O’Donohoe.
All proceeds from the sale of the See Me Book will be going towards the Donegal Down Syndrome Association and the incredible work they do to support people with Down Syndrome in the North West of Ireland.