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Newsletter 2017

Summer SENDsation at Northampton College, Booth Lane Campus

Sunday 11th June 2017 – 12-4pm

Summer SENDsation is back! The exciting FREE event for local families (who have a child or young person with special educational needs and disabilities) .
Summer SENDsation welcome local families for a fun-filled day of sports, activities, music, and relaxation with the chance to learn about the county’s best services for children and young people with SEND.

DSGN will be holding a stall on the day, we are looking for volunteers to help, please contact Kirsty if you could offer a bit of time.


Thank you

Black Tie Ball held on

18th March 2017  

Raised £30,000

















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,  £4 per child or £6 per family. Venue: Fernie Fields Sports and Social Club, Fernie Fields, Moulton, NN3 7BD.  Held on Sunday 28th May, 9th and 23rd July, 6th and 20th August 2017.  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.  Sailing is also usually available on the first and third Saturdays of each month from April to October. www.northamptonsailability.org.uk

Berzerk Indoor Play Area 4 Clayfield Close, Moulton Park NN3 6QF – Friday 23rd June from 6.30-8.30. This event is FREE to all the family.  We are hiring the venue for DSGN’s exclusive use (hence the late time). This will be a great chance for the children to play and get to know each other and also an opportunity for parents to chat, share stories and offer support, refreshments will be provided. Please contact: 07952 579 380 or email: sec@northamptonsailability.org.uk.  Website: www.northamptonsailability.org.uk

Movie Afternoon at The Picturedrome – Sunday 21st M ay and Sunday 8th October, 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.  Sweets will be sold at these events raising money for DSGN.  Invites for these events will be sent separately. Please contact Vanessa email:  NDSGN007@yahoo.co.uk


Whipsnade Zoo  – Sunday 2nd July –  Adult price £11, Child price £8, on this occasion we ask that you pay for person with DS but each family will receive one free carer. A Coach is being provided at a small cost of £2 per person, leaving Northampton at 9 am and Leaving London Zoo at 5 pm collection point will be The Upper Mounts car park, coach bay, if you prefer to find your own way to the zoo that is fine.  DLA proof may be required.

Summer BBQ – Sunday 10th 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.

Halloween Party – Friday 27th October 6.30-8.30 pm at Berzerk Indoor Play Area, Invitation will be sent nearer to the event.

Cadbury’s World – Saturday 11th November, Adult price £4 (15 years and over), Child price £3 (up to 15 years), person with DS goes FREE.  A coach will be provided for this event at a price of £2 per person, leaving Northampton at 9 am and leaving Cadbury’s World at approx. 3pm, collection point will be The Upper Mounts car park, coach bay, if you prefer to find your own way that is fine.  DLA proof may be required.

Christmas Party – Saturday 9th December, 12-3pm at County Cricket Ground Old Speckled Hen Suite Invitations will be sent nearer to the event.

Panto – ALADDIN – Sunday 17th December 1pm – Jump aboard a high-flying magical carpet headed for Old Peking. Starring musical and television star Paul Nicholas, Union J’s Jaymi Hensley and Three Degrees singer Sheila Ferguson, follow Aladdin, his hapless brother, and of course his mother Widow Twankey, on a spectacular adventure featuring a beautiful love story, flying carpets, a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and a lamp packed full of spectacular family entertainment.  Emails will be sent for this event separately.


Please find booking form attached.

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


Please return all booking forms to:

Down Syndrome Group Northamptonshire

152 Spinney Hill Road, Parklands, Northampton NN3 6DN

Telephone: 01604 786320

Email: kirstycurtis4@hotmail.co.uk