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WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY (WDSD) 

WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY (WDSD)       Thursday 21st March 2019

DSGN will be holding another fundraising stall at   Weston Favell on WDSD 21.03.19

There will be a tombola, guess how many sweets in the jar, name the teddy competition, we will also be selling as new toys and handbags all proceeds go to DSGN

WE NEED YOUR HELP – are you able to spare a bit of time to assist on the stall, or maybe you have donations for tombola  prizes, as new toys or as new handbags – if you are able to offer any help please email kirstycurtis4@hotmail.co.uk

We are also selling WDSD badges £1 each, they can be worn every year to raise awareness

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Event Planned for 2019

Cotswold Wildlife Park – Sunday 5th May –  Adults/Carers £8, Children (3-16 years) £5, Children (0-2 years) FREE, 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 get something sorted.  We will aim to meet at the main gates for 10.30am then you are free to explore the park as you wish, we will gather for lunch near the picnic shelter at 12.30pm but this is optional.  DLA proof required.

 

Thomley Activity Centre, Menmarsh Road, Worminghall, Bucks HP18 9JZ – Sunday 23rd June – Child/young adults £10 each including person with DS, parents/carers go 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 get something sorted.  This venue provides entertainment for all ages in a safe indoor and outdoor environment, please feel free to look on their website www.thomley.org.uk  you can bring a picnic lunch, or there is a café area to purchase food and drinks.

 

Twinlakes, Melton MowbraySaturday 13th July – Adults/Carers £6, child prices under 3s FREE, 3-4 years old £3, 5-11 years old £6, person with DS goes FREE.  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.  Coach will pick up from Upper Mounts Car Park please arrive in time for departure at 9am. Leaving Twinlakes at 5pm.

 

Summer BBQ – Sunday 8th 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.

 

Christmas Party – Saturday 7th December, 12-3pm at County Cricket Ground Old Speckled Hen Suite – Separate invitations will be sent nearer to the event.

 

Derngate Panto, Cinderella – Sunday 29th December 1pm Cinderella will feature star casting, laugh-out-loud comedy, jaw-dropping special effects, stunning song and dance and plenty of boos and hisses, making it perfect family entertainmen.  Emails will be sent for this event separately.

 

 

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Picturedrome Events

Movie Afternoon at The Picturedrome – Sunday 24th March and Sunday 10th November, please arrive for the 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

 

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Extra Activities Available

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: New Community Pavilion, 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 07491 306630, or email info@sport4fitness-cic.co.uk. Website www.sport4fitness-cic.co.uk

 

Northampton Sailability, Pitsford Reservoir, Brixworth, Northampton  NN6 9DG –  Sailing for the Disabled.  Sailing is available every Monday, Friday and Saturday (excluding Bank Holidays) from April to the end of October for individuals sec@northamptonsailability.org.uk mobile 07952 579380.

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Welcome to New Members

The committee would like to welcome new members to the group.  We now have over 80 families registered with our charity.  We are beginning to distribute New Baby Welcome Bags to congratulate families in Northamptonshire, when they have a baby born with Down Syndrome, if you know or hear about any new families please inform us so that we can attempt to reach out to them and let the DSGN support start as soon as possible.  We also have literature for the Positive About Down Syndrome campaign, which we are trying to get to any expectant parents considering screening, so please if you know anyone in this situation sign post them to www.positiveaboutdownsyndrome.co.uk website, or find the group on Facebook, if you require any information please let us know.  Let’s all raise awareness together.

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Babble Dates

Dates for you diary
Friday 8th Feb
Friday 8th March
Friday 5th April
Friday 10th May
Friday 14th June
Friday 12th July

Vanessa will also send them out on an email next week

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Movie at the Picturedrome

We would like to invite you to our

 

MOVIE AFTERNOON

The Greastest Showman

 

Sunday 4th November 2018, please arrive by 3pm Movie to start at 3.15pm @

The Picturedrome, Kettering Road, Northampton NN1 4BN

 

We will be providing a meal for all of the children/young adults who attend (siblings inc). Food will be served after the movie at 5pm. Please complete the menu form below and return it ASAP

 

Drinks can be purchased from the bar.  If you wish to eat with your family please look at The Picturedrome menu (online) and include this on your order below, you will need to pay  this yourselves at the bar and all food orders must be back by Friday 26th October 2018 Thank you.

 

We will be selling bags of sweets for a £1 donation before the movie

 

May we please remind you that your children are your responsibility during the event.

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BOOKING FORM  (return by Friday 26h October)

 

MOVIE AFTERNOON – The Greatest Showman

 

Sunday 4th November 2018, please arrive by 3pm

 

FAMILY NAME:……………………………………..

PHONE NUMBER: ………………………………………

 

  1. OF PEOPLE WITH DS…….. NO OF OTHER CHILDREN…….. NO. OF ADULTS……..

ANY DIETRY REQUIREMENTS …………………………………………………………

 

Menu Choices, please add child/young person’s name next to their choice :

Sausage & Chips…………………………………………………………………………

Vegetarian Sausage & Chips ……………………………………………………………

Homemade Burger & Chips…………………………………………………………….

Homemade Cheese Burger & Chips …………………………..………………………..

Fish Fingers & Chips…..………………………………………………………………..

Cheesy pasta………………………………………………………………………………

 

PARENT/CARER FOOD: ………………………………………………………………

Return to : Vanessa Jones, 16 High Street, Kislingbury, Northampton NN7 4QA

Email: NDSGN007@yahoo.co.uk

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Three Peaks Challenge

CONGRATULATIONS !!!
Paul Jackson, Mark Westley, Alan Rayment and Matt Smith for completing their three peaks challenge, with Darren Yido Curtis driving, They have raised approx. £2,000 for DSGN.
So a massive well done and a huge thank you so much your fundraising, your money will help us continue our good work and support local families. It’s such a personal achievement for you all ?? we are proud of you and we are very honoured that you choose DSGN

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Newsletter 2018

Fundraising

Thank you

Aiden’s Ball  

Fundraising

for DSGN

 

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

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

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

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 16th 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.

Thomley Activity Centre, Menmarsh Road, Worminghall, Bucks HP18 9JZ – Sunday 23rd September– 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

Movie Afternoon at The Picturedrome – Sunday 7th 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, 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.

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

Nursery and Matt Cockburn and colleagues for their recent fundraising

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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.

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