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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.

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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.

2016 Concert

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Saturday 24th March 2-4pm

St Augustine’s Church Hall, Broad Street, Stamford.

To raise funds for our group in the week of Downs Syndrome Day we will holding a Tea and Cake afternoon. Teenzone members will be happy to met and greet and serve you. As well as your attendance any donations of cakes will be most greatly welcome. Please contact Maggie for further details.

Please click here to see our spring newsletter.

This has been sent out to all members on the mailing list. If you haven’t received this email and would like to receive email updates from us please click on the subscribe link at the top left of the page when you visit the link above.

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I have decided to run The Great Eatern Run for the Peterborough Area Down’s Syndrome Group because it’s a place where young people and adults with Down’s Syndrome can meet with their friends in a fun and welcoming place. The charity regularly arranges afternoons out and arrange dance, sport and games sessions for the group.

Any money that I can raise for Peterborough Area Down’s Syndrome Group would help these brilliant and enjoyable sessions to continue.

All donations are greatly appreciated.

 

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