Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising a free donation for Peterborough Area Down Syndrome Group? There are nearly 3,000 retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s, who will donate a percentage of the amount you spend to Peterborough Area Down Syndrome Group to say thank you for shopping with them.

It’s really simple, and doesn’t cost you anything.

All you have to do is:

1. Go to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/padsg

2. Sign up for free

3. Get shopping – your donations will be collected by easyfundraising and automatically sent to Peterborough Area Down Syndrome Group. It couldn’t be easier!

There are no catches or hidden charges and Peterborough Area Down Syndrome Group will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support




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Peterborough United v Walsall, The ABAX Stadium
Saturday September 19th at 1pm

We are fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to raise funds for our group at this exciting League 1 fixture! Please contact Jane by the end of August if you are interested.


A light-hearted concert of popular musical classics and seasonal songs and readings with Singing for Fun and friends – come along and join in!

Sunday 7th December at 3 pm

Duddington Village Hall Church Lane PE9 3QG

£5 entry includes mulled wine and mince pies! Children free entry. PADSG members free.



Our Group has been chosen to be Charity of the Year by two separate organisations – SAINSBURYS in Oxney Road and The Peterborough High School. This is fabulous news and once again, will bring many opportunities for us to raise awareness about Downs Syndrome and also to raise money for our group. We are working closely with both organisations and will keep you posted about forthcoming events.

Our first organised event with Sainsburys is a ‘Bag Pack’ at the Oxney Road Store on Saturday 15th November between 10am and 2pm. Obviously, the more people we have helping out, the more money we will raise for our group so please do consider helping, even if you can only manage a half an hour.

Co-Op Manager Mark Balding with staff and Family before having his legs waxed for the Charity the Peterborough Area Down's Syndrome Group

Friends, families, staff and customers at the Stanground Co-Op store helped raise valuable funds on Saturday the 14th December. With cakes, name the bear, tombola and manager Mark Balding having legs waxed they couldn’t help but dig into their pockets to help out.

A massive thank you to all those involved and those that came and supported the group.

Co-Op Manager Mark Balding with staff and Family having his legs waxed for the Charity the Peterborough Area Down's Syndrome Group Co-Op Manager Mark Balding with Michelle Baldacchino having his legs waxed for the Charity the Peterborough Area Down's Syndrome Group Organiser of the Stanground Co-Op Fun Day, Leanne Juniper  (2nd from Right) with families of the Charity the Peterborough Area Down's Syndrome Group. LR Alison Norman, Laura Tilley, Jeanne Juniper, Karen Harris, Front, Gracie, Runby, Hannah Tilley, Lucy Harris


Many of you will be aware of the difficulties that can arise when children with Downs Syndrome are learning to ride a bike. We are very fortunate to have the skills and expertise of Richard Cooper from www.ridingabike.co.uk who has kindly offered to run two sessions for PADSG. One session will be held at Visions in Stamford on Saturday 12th October at 3-5pm. Another session will be held at Honeyhill Children’s Centre on Tuesday 15th October at 4.30-6pm. All members will need to bring their own bike and helmet. Siblings are welcome too. To give us an idea of numbers or for any questions please contact Maggie Scott on 01780 444233 or maggie_scott236@btinternet.com


We are using our links with POSH to the full and have organised a Body Shop party to be held at the London Road on Friday 18th October at 7.30pm. All money raised will go to PADSG so please come along and try to bring as many friends and family members as you can! Tickets can be purchased on the door at a bargain price of £3 which includes a drink, cake and entry into the raffle. For more information or to donate a Raffle Prize please contact Jane Jeffries on 07762 035787.

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PADSG have been chosen alongside Sue Rider, Thorpe Hall Capital Appeal to be a sponsored charity for Peterborough United Football Team for the 2013-14 Season. This is a great opportunity for our group. Some of our members attended the POSH press day and had photographs taken with the players and two of our members – Jennifer Goodwin and Louis Heppell have also been lucky enough to be Posh Mascots at two recent Peterborough United matches. We will keep you informed of any POSH events that we will be involved with throughout the season.