Iain Carson-Brown from the NHS Forth Valley’s IT Department, whose daughter Bethany has Down ’s syndrome, arranged an evening of rock, pop and indie at a Falkirk nightclub to raise money for Down’s Syndrome Scotland. The event netted more than £900 and was sponsored by many local companies who gave vouchers to be raffled.
Ian’s mother-in-law is Lynne Brown, Revalidation Administrator in NHS Forth Valley’s Organisational Development Department, said: “Bethany Mia Carson-Brown, who is three in October 2015, was born three months early and diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome. The Down’s syndrome organisation has been a great help to Bethany and the family, along with NHS Forth Valley. Bethany was given an electronic tablet to help her learning, a hearing band which has helped her hearing and, in turn, helped her speech. This, coupled with the ongoing support of nurses and doctors, ensures that Bethany continues to make good progress.
She added: “Bethany loves music, enjoys drumming along with her Dad and loves it when her Grandad sings to her. She torments her two older sisters, and absolutely adores her mum, Charlene.”