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Frances Clarke Memorial Awards

Our 2019 awards nominations are open. Nominations close 13th Sept 2019.

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These awards recognise and encourage special achievements of people born with Down Syndrome in the greater Wellington region.

The awards are held in Oct/Nov each year. We are privileged to receive the support of the Governor General of New Zealand Sir Jerry Matepare and his wife Lady Janine who host the event and present the trophies at Government House, along with a guest speaker and MC.

Since 1990 Pam and Forde Clarke, parents of the late Frances Clarke, donated two trophies to be presented annually to our outstanding recipients.

Recently we have also included an award for Outstanding Contribution to the Down Syndrome Community.

Frances Clarke Memorial Awards 8 to 16 year old trophy
Frances Clarke Memorial Awards 16 year old and over trophy