Just Giving Facebook

Whats Going On

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

Read More

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 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.

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

Read More

Future Events Planned for 2018

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 Park – Sunday 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 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

Telephone: 01604 786320, Email: kirstycurtis4@hotmail.co.uk

Read More

Babble Dates

Please find Babble dates for your diary going forward:

9th Feb
23rd March
20th April
11th May
8th June
13th July

Many Thanks

Vanessa

Read More

Aidan’s Ball Thank You

DSGN trustees and the  members  would like to thank Lucy Brennan and Shay Brennan for organising Aidan’s Ball last , it was an amazing night which everybody thoroughly enjoyed. We thank you and everyone who helped you, there was so much time and Effort put into making the  night happen.
We are pleased to announce they raised around £25,000 which is going to be to be split between Friends of Staverton school and DSGN – on behalf of DSGN we cannot thank you both enough for your support. Well done Lucy and Shay 💚 we are proud to have you as members of our charity this is an outstanding amount of money, which will be used to help us carrying on supporting our families new and existing xx

Will post pictures when received

received_10155322181249633

Read More

New Facebook group Page

Please find below the link for a new page for our group. This a open group page to allow information about the groups activities to be widely available to everyone. Items that are of a more sensitive nature will continue on the closed group page.

Please like and follow the page and encourage all to use it

https://www.facebook.com/DownSyndromeGroup/

Read More

Fund Raising at Waitrose Wooton

We have just received a cheque for £400 from the Waitrose at Wooton for winning the token ballot held late last year.

The Group would like to thank all those in the Waitrose Community Support and all of the people who voted for us your support is invaluable to us

Read More

Fund Raising At The Old White Hart

The OWH is 10!

We are celebrating ten years of The Old White Hart this year and to commemorate this birthday we are throwing a birthday party like no other!

From 2pm on Sunday 30th August we will have live music from some of Northampton’s finest musicians – entertaining you into the evening.

This party is also in association with two charities close to our hearts:

Life for Lewis: This charity is helping to raise funds for a young boy, Lewis Herbert, who developed West Syndrome at three months old which has since developed into a condition called Lennox Gastaut Syndrome (LGS). This Syndrome causes hundreds of seizures every day and is resistant to any medication or therapies. The Life for Lewis appeal is raising money for a sensory garden and wheelchair ramp for the Herbert’s garden to allow Lewis to spend time with his family there.

Downs Syndrome Group Northampton: The purpose of the charity is to support families who have a connection with Down Syndrome, bringing these families together to offer advice, share experiences and learn from each other. they specialise in encouraging the sharing of experiences, provide information and offer support, organise social events for members of the group and fund raise.

Come and join us for a birthday party you cannot miss!

From 2pm – Free Entry.

Read More

Down Syndrome National Football Festival

Well done

 

On Sunday Northampton Town Football in the Community took the players of Northampton Downs syndrome to Oldbury to take part in the National finals of the Downs Syndrome.

The matches where five a side and Northampton was in the same group has Lincoln, QPR, Derby and eventually winners Charlton. The winners from the four groups then played in the semi-finals and then the final. In the final Charlton beat Newcastle in an excellent match.

Although Northampton did not win a game all the players where excellent and where well supported by parents, carers and coaches Phil, Adam and Grant.

The DS coaching will continue on a Sunday at Goals until the end of June then resume in September. Any enquires regarding the DS team please contact Russell Lewis. Russell.lewis@ntfc.tv

IMG_0886

 

Read More