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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.

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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

Our newsletter was emailed out yesterday afternoon (8/2/19) full of details of what we’ve been up to and what is coming up. If you haven’t received a copy and we have your email address please check your junk or trash folders. If there isn’t a copy there please send us a message via facebook or Maggie or Laura and we’ll help you.

A copy of the email can be seen here

If you are online shopping this Christmas please remember to use Easyfundraising and help to raise money for our group.

It’s a really simple way to raise money for us through your everyday online shopping with over 3,300 big name retailers including Amazon, Argos, John Lewis and ASOS, and it’s completely free!

Please support us: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/padsg/

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It was lovely to see so many of our members at our Christmas Party, our celebrations continue this weekend with our fundraising Christmas Concert.

Singing for Fun and Chloe’s Dance Company dancers will be joining Peterborough Area Down’s Syndrome Group for a Christmas Concert

On Sunday, 9th December 2018 at 2:30pm at St Mary’s Church in Duddington

There will be songs from musicals, carols, dancing and plenty of fun.

Many of our members have been enjoying dance classes with Chloe and in addition to their phenomenal performance at The Cresset this year they will be performing a dance for us at this concert.

We would love to see the church full, please support us and bring your family and friends. This event is one of our many fundraising opportunities that help to keep our group running. To continue to provide the services we do such as speech and language therapy we must raise in the region of £12,000 every year.

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