Williams Syndrome Association Ireland

Registered Charity

The Williams Syndrome Association of Ireland ( WSAI ) was founded in 1987 with two family members and held it’s first Annual General Meeting in September 1989. It became a Registered Charity in 1991- Charity Number CHY 9654. It is now run by a committee of 9 or 10 people that is elected each year at the Annual General Meeting. This committee consists of a Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer as well as a number of committee members – usually all parents or close relatives of WS children or adults. The committee meets 4 or 5 times each year.

WSAI Mission

According to our constitution, the main aim of WSAI is “ to promote the general welfare of children suffering
from Williams Syndrome and to provide practical help and support for children and families affected by Williams
Syndrome”.

WSAI Patron

The Patron of the WSAI is The Right Hon. Desmond Guinness, Leixlip Castle, Co Kildare.

WSAI Honorary President

The Honorary President of WSAI is Ann Breen
This is in recognition of Ann’s hard work and dedication in founding and building up the association from scratch over 25 years.