Portsmouth DSA is a self-funding charity and our very existence is dependent upon fundraising and donations. We very much appreciate support from our families and supporters. We have developed strong links with local organisations including schools and businesses, and we welcome donations from the community.

If you would like to help raise funds on behalf of Portsmouth DSA and need more information, or if you are a business and would like to work in charity partnership with us, please contact our Chair & Director of Fundraising, Rachael Ross. Here

If you would like to make a donation to support our work, please visit our Virgin Money Giving page. It’s really easy to do, and the Virgin team automatically claim Gift Aid on our behalf. You can also set up a regular donation using this link.

Please make any cheques payable to Portsmouth DSA and address to Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association, The Sarah Duffen Centre, Belmont Street Building, Cottage Grove School Campus, Chivers Close, Portsmouth PO5 1HG with an accompanying note.

To make an alternative payment, please email us via the contact page to request more details. Contact Page

New Centre

Building Campaign

We are excited to announce the launch of our ‘New Centre’ fundraising campaign!  We have purchased an amazing building in Old Commercial Road in Portsmouth which will give us the space to expand and meet increasing demand for our specialist support and services. We need to raise £600,000 over the next 12 months to cover the cost of the building and all of the bespoke renovation works, and we need your support to make this happen!

Virgin Fundraising Page

Sponsored Events

and Fundraisers

We are very grateful when our families and members of the community take part in sponsored events or organise fundraisers on behalf of Portsmouth DSA. If you would like to raise funds for our charity, you can easily set up a personal sponsorship page on the Virgin Money Giving site in aid of Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association.  Virgin Fundraising Page

The Great

South Run

The Great South Run is Europe’s premier 10 mile running event, taking place in Portsmouth. Each year we enter a huge team of runners across the weekend in the 10 mile, 5k and junior runs, including our children, families and supporters. We offer unlimited free charity places in return for sponsorship. If you would like to join our team or need more information, please contact us.



Please register on the Easy Fundraising site, under cause name Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association, where a donation to our charity will be made for your purchases brought online, at no cost to you. Register here



You can also register with Amazon Smile where there will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to our charity at no cost to you. Register at



Good luck to all our mini, jnr and 5k runners @Great_run tomorrow with support from @RRT_UK. We know you will be GREAT! #PDSAGreenArmy #PortsmouthDSA ... #Southsea #GreatSouthRun @alice0sborne @benebrooks @EllenLeigh10 @kenross2011 @girliesaints @RichJEH72 @Andy66cb @AndyFord33107

E ‘running’ the junior event tomorrow.

It will be mostly walking and bowing to the crowd I imagine 🤣


Thanks for supporting us again Rachel. See you there!

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