Hello, I am John Hogan and I am married to Margaret. We have three grown up children, Kieron, Niall and Shauna, Shauna is 25yrs old and she has Down syndrome. I had the privilege of being Chairperson of Down Syndrome Liverpool (D.S.L.) for thirteen years, until two years ago, it was time for someone else to take up the reins. During that period we had grown from a few families to quite a large organisation with over 200 members, it has been great working with a team of dedicated Trustees over the last few years who have made this happen.
I thought I had escaped, however, D.S.L. asked me to be the organisation’s President, someone who can be rolled out from time to time to speak for and represent D.S.L. (and take the occasional photo), which I am more than happy to do. As D.S.L. continues to grow and develop its support and activities for members, I am grateful for the opportunity to still be involved with this wonderful group of people.