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Honeyhill starts back on Tuesday 10th September and we have OUTSPOKEN cycle training for 5 weeks. They will teach balance skills and develop confidence. Places are limited so please contact Maggie by September 3. Children will need to bring their own bike.

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Chris completed 100 windy miles around Cambridgeshire yesterday and with gift aid has raised over £3000 for T21. Thank you to everyone who donated and Chris’ sponsorship page is still open https://www.everyclick.com/tourofcambridge

Well done and thank you Chris!

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Our summer newsletter was emailed to members last week. If you haven’t received a copy please let Laura T or Maggie know and we’ll get a copy to you and make sure you’re on the list for next time.

Maggie’s son Chris is doing a sponsored bike ride round Cambridgeshire, ToC100 is a 100 mile, fully closed sportive, which will see 12,000 riders take to the roads in and around Cambridgeshire on Sunday 2nd June 2019. For details of how to sponsor Chris please click here

Two of our trustees are bravely taking part in the Rat Race at Burghley, Laura Tilley and Miranda Rock are limbering up in preparation for the big day. The funds raised will be used to help fund our exciting new project T21, please see the website for more details and hopefully you can share this with friends and family.

It’s been a busy year since our last one…..

PADSG  Annual General Meeting

with fish and chip supper

7:30pm Tuesday 7th May 2019

@ Honeyhill Children’s Centre

As always our AGM is open to all members and we would love as many members to attend as possible to show your support and so you can hear about all that we have done and plan to do as a group. Louise Ravenscroft from Family Voice will give a talk too.

We’re hoping that we might have some new trustees this year, please give it some thought, and if you’re interested get in touch.

Please can you let Laura Tilley know that you’ll be attending and whether you’d like fishcake and chips or battered sausage and chips.

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On Thursday 21st March we will be celebrating World Down’s Syndrome Day, a chance for you all to raise awareness of our local group and also to raise much needed funds.

Last year two of our trustees held coffee mornings and raised over £300! Money raised for our group goes towards keeping our activities running, especially SPOT.

Down’s Syndrome International run a campaign that encourages people to wear lots of socks on the 21st March, details can be found here and if you post any photos don’t forget to tag us and #lotsofsocks.

Please get in touch and let us know if we can promote anything amongst our members and we’d love to hear what you’ve done.

Below is a link to a colouring in page, you could print, colour in and display it to raise awareness.

world-down-syndrome-day.pdf

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As you will be aware we are working towards creating a cafe for young adults with Downs Syndrome to gain work experience, learning opportunities and interact with the local community. We will share updates on this project soon.

Meanwhile, one of our fundraising events to help this project has been taken on by a team of willing volunteers who will be competing in The Rat Race 2019 at Burghley House. This event is a 13 mile race with over 200 obstacles to overcome on the way round. Miranda Rock one of our trustees is running and for further details on the event and how to sponsor our team please view our Running for T21 page