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Newsletter 2018

WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY 21st March 2018

This year we have had lots of publicity with mismatched socks day.

DSGN held a stall at Weston Favell Centre we had lots of members, The Cube Arts Academy and Jenny from sing and sign help out on the stall, a massive thank you to everyone involved, whether it was volunteering on the stall, giving donations or supporting with fundraising.

We raised a grand total of £246.55

Thank you to 4mation fitness, Byfield School, Guilsborough C of E Primary, Fountain of Knowledge Montessori Nursery and Matt Cockburn and colleagues for their recent fundraising.

Fundraising

Thank you

Aiden’s Ball

Raised lots of money for DSGN

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO RAISED MONEY FOR DSGN IN 2017/18

Group session for The Lucky Few Tattoo at Phil’s Tattoo, Bridge Street 17th March 2018 Kirsty was approached by Gillian Falcone and family about members getting together to get The Lucky Few Tattoo,  22 members including relatives and friends joined us to get different variations of the design.  James Clark managed to organise a great deal with Phil for the event.  Thank you to Phil’s tattoos for everything they did on the day and Thank you to everyone who came along on the day to get inked or offer support.

Cobblers Down Syndrome Football Coaching, continuing every Sunday morning 10.30-12pm – term time only, there is a small charge per week.  The team are looking for new players to join, age 5-25 years, girls and boys. This is run by Russell Lewis from Football in the community.

Sports4Fitness CIC, a disability multi-sports club for all children with SEN or SEND and their families to participate in a variety of sports, venue: Fernie Fields Sports and Social Club, Fernie Fields, Moulton, NN3 7BD.  Held every Sunday, 2pm-4pm. Price £4 per child or £6 for two or more children.  Please contact Mark Flaxman 07811371569, or email info@sports4fitness-cic.co.uk. Website www.sports4fitness-cic.co.uk

Northampton Sailability, Pitsford Reservoir, Brixworth, Northampton  NN6 9DG –  Sailing for the Disabled.  Sailing is available every Monday and Friday (except Bank Holidays) from April to the end of October for individuals www.northamptonsailability.org.uk

Thomley Activity Centre, Menmarsh Road, Worminghall, Bucks HP18 9JZ – Sunday 6th May – Child/young adult price £10 each including person with DS (this price includes coach), parents/carers go FREE to the venue although £5 each for coach.  We will be providing a coach for this event if you require transport please state this on your booking form.  This is a new venue providing entertainment for all ages please feel free to look on their website www.thomley.org.uk Please bring picnic lunch.  The Coach will be picking up from Upper Mounts Car Park please arrive for departure at 9.30 am

Wickstead Park – Saturday 23rd June – Adult wristband £6, Child wristband £5, person with DS goes FREE.  There will NOT be a coach for this event, but if transport is an issue please contact kirstycurtis4@hotmail.co.uk and we will try to help wherever possible.  We will meet at the main gates for 10am to get wristbands then you are free to explore the park as you wish, we will gather for lunch in the main field at 12.30pm but this is optional.  DLA proof required.

West Midlands Safari and Theme ParkSunday 15th July – Adult price £10, child price £9, for this event we ask that you pay for the person with DS and you will get ONE FREE CARER.  There will be a coach provided for this event charged at £5 per person, person with DS travels FREE.  If you require transport for this event please state this on booking form.  This is entry to both the Safari Park and the Theme Park areas.  Coach will pick up from Upper Mounts Car Park please arrive in time for departure at 8.45. Leaving Safari Park at 5.30pm DLA proof required.

Summer BBQ – Sunday 9th September, Venue:  The Freemason’s Hall, Lodge Farm Industrial Estate, Duston, Northampton NN5 7UL.  1-4 pm.  A separate invitation will be sent nearer to the event.

Movie Afternoon at The Picturedrome – Sunday 4th November, please arrive for movie to start at 3pm  – The Picturedrome, 222 Kettering Road, Northampton NN1 4BN for a family movie, suitable for all ages.  Meals and juice will be provided for the children/young adults, there is also an opportunity for parents/carers to purchase meals at their own cost.  This is a FREE event for all the family, although Sweets will be sold for a £1 donation to help raise money for DSGN.  Invites for these events will be sent separately. Please contact Vanessa email:  NDSGN007@yahoo.co.uk

Christmas Party – Saturday 8th December, 12-3pm at County Cricket Ground Old Speckled Hen Suite – Separate invitations will be sent nearer to the event.

Panto, PETER PAN – Sunday 16th December 1pm – Take a fairy tale flight to Neverland in the swashbuckling family adventure Peter Pan. Join our high-flying hero as he transports the Darlings on an adventure they will never forget full of evil pirates, the lost boys, a very hungry crocodile and the meanest man in Neverland, Captain Hook.  Emails will be sent for this event separately.

We look forward to seeing your family at some of this year’s events.