MR DOMINIC LAWSON,
editor of the Sunday Telegraph and son of former Tory Chancellor Nigel Lawson, last week officially opened the first clinic in the United Kingdom to specialise in the treatment and care of children with Down's Syndrome.
The opening took place just six months after his wife Rosa gave birth to Domenica, a daughter with Down's. The London Lejeune Clinic, based at the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth in North London, will be devoted to research, and care of Down's syndrome children.
There are nearly 600 live Down's syndrome births a year in Britain; Domenica's father attracted widespread support by speaking so publicly about his daughter's condition.
The London clinic will be headed by consultant paediatrician Dr Anthony P Cole. In a tribute to Professor Lejeune, who died last year, Dr Cole said: "He was one of the world's great scientists. We intend to optimise all the established programmed of care, continue research and cooperate with all the other clinics in the world".
The above picture shows Mr Lawson chatting to a group of Down's children, currently receiving treatment at the clinic.