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Once upon a time in an land far away, well in Peterborough at Honeyhill Children’s Centre some very clever elves learnt lines, sang songs and rehearsed a show for all the lovely boys and girls to come and watch. Oh yes they did!

The kind elves have reserved tickets for for PADSG members for the 2pm show on Saturday 22nd December, if you can please let us know if you can attend by Tuesday 18th December PADSG members and families will receive their tickets for free, however we have a limited number of tickets and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please let Laura Kelsey know ASAP if you would like tickets and how many children and adult tickets by contacting her via this site, our Facebook page or the email address in the email sent out to members today (11/12/18)

Looking forward to seeing you all for a fun afternoon.

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

Helen Harber fights against cancer for the sixth time., Helen was enjoying a relaxing summer with her adorable son; Luke, and her partner, Stephen. The previous few years had been an emotional and physical roller coaster ride, with two bouts of breast cancer, a lumpectomy, and double mastectomy. Finally, she felt that she was on the road to recovery, and was moving forward again. She felt happy with the love of her life, who was also incredibly supportive towards both her and her son, Luke, who although being a typical 14 years old, also had the challenges of Down Syndrome. Out of the blue, Helen, then aged 49, was devastatingly diagnosed with two extremely rare uterine cancers, called Carcinosarcomas. Werrington, Peterborough Monday 31 July 2017. Picture by Terry Harris.

Helen Harber.

We are heartbroken to let you know that Helen Harber, mother of Luke, passed away yesterday morning.

As many of you know, Helen lived with cancer for some time and took it on with gentle positivity. We will share further details of Helen’s funeral and remembrance by email, but in the meantime all our thoughts are with Luke, Stephen and their family.

If you have any questions around supporting Luke in the group in the weeks and months ahead, the Down’s Syndrome Association guidance on handling bereavement is published here

Laura and Maggie

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From Queensgate:

We’re delighted to announce the return of our popular and highly valuable EnAbled shopping event.

First launched in 2017, the EnAbled Shopping event provides a relaxed and comfortable shopping environment for disability groups, carers and individuals with specific needs, of all ages and abilities.

Plus, this year, guests will be able to enjoy the evening while the centre has its Christmas decorations on in full display.

On Friday 7 December, low-volume soothing music will play throughout the centre, the lights will be dimmed throughout the evening, and the tannoy system will be turned off. There will be ‘quiet zones’ manned by friendly staff, sensory areas and even a dog station for guide dogs.

Our friendly, trained staff will wear easily identifiable clothing and will be on hand to answer all your questions. Expect to see greetings stations with free refreshments throughout the centre, where shoppers can get information about the evening as well as exclusive discounts and pictorial mall guides.

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Invitations have been emailed out in the last few days, please contact Laura or Maggie if you’ve not received your invitation. Please RSVP as soon as possible so we can get everything ready.

Peterborough Area Down’s Syndrome Group’sChristmas Party

is on

Sunday, 25th November 2018

at 4pm to 7pm

There will be music, dancing, crafts, food, sweets, a chocolate fountain and a visit from a very special guest.

Click here for more information but also let us know your details so you’ll receive emails in future.

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Our Autumn 2018 newsletter has been emailed out all information can be found here.

Please can you email Laura Tilley if you’d like to receive this email but haven’t haven’t received it.

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Enjoy an evening at the Key Theatre, Peterborough, watching the Gang of Scouts in their annual performance.

Over several years now, many of our Members have enjoyed this evening .

** Please note this years booking is for the Saturday evening performance **

SATURDAY 17th November   7.30pm

Meet in foyer area from 7pm to collect tickets)

Members and Carers free

£12 each to pay for any additional guest.

Please reply to Lesley Cunnington before Friday 21st September

via mobile 07793 247350

Cheque payments please, payable to PADSG : c/o L Cunnington.

16c, Peterborough Road,

Farcet, Peterborough. PE7 3BH

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We’re going to Wicksteed Park this year on Sunday 15th July, we’ll be meeting at 10am by the main ticket office. Some families will be camping the day before so if you’re interested in joining us for the camping, please book this on the Wicksteed campsite website.

Can you please let us know if you’ll be joining us for camping and/or 15th via facebook or let Laura Tilley know. Don’t forget to bring a picnic.

If you’ve not received an email about this please send us a message. Please also let us know if you can come along and what you’d like to eat:

PADSG Annual General Meeting

with fish and chip supper

7:30pm Tuesday 15th May 2018

@ 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.

Please advise Maggie if you will be attending so we can order your supper.

Your options are:

Fish and chips

Battered sausage and chips

Chips

Fishcake and chips