Carpool Karaoke for World Down Syndrome Day

Across the pond comedian and presenter James Corden has found fame with his Carpool Karaoke skit on his show, The Late Late Show with James Corden. Now, 50 mums and their children with Down’s syndrome are getting in on the action.

Within the skit James Corden and famous faces chat and sing along to songs – karaoke style. Carpool Karaoke hits all the right notes and guarantees the laughs. The latest karaoke offering from mums across the UK is sure to pull at the heart strings and get people talking about Down’s syndrome.

Recorded to singer Christina Perri’s A Thousand Years, the video was created for World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March. It is hoped the video, which features children born in 2013 and 2014 and their mum’s, will change perceptions of the condition and raise awareness.

Having already racked up over a million views on YouTube the video is certainly resonating well with viewers. The idea for the video was inspired by James Corden’s successful skit, but this attempt certainly wins all the prizes.

Created by members of the Facebook group DesignerGenes, which supports parents of those with Down’s syndrome all participants filmed themselves separately in their cars singing the song with some mums using Makaton sign language, too.

Christina Perri was happy to get involved with the video allowing the group to use her song after being reached out on Twitter. It turns out the singer and her husband are life-long advocates for children with additional needs. Even James Corden sent his praise for the video.

Speaking to the Coventry Telegraph, Becky said: “We believe this video really does have the potential to be the most viewed across the world on World Down’s Syndrome Day this year, so we urge everyone to share, share, share to help us make it a success!”

Show your support for Down’s syndrome by using the hashtag #WouldntChangeAThing

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