DS Euro Open CS William

William took part in the Downs Syndrome European Open Swimming Championships in Southampton last month. In the races in his division, he won two gold medals (for backstroke and breaststroke, a silver (for butterfly) and a 4th position (for frontcrawl). It was a most wonderful event with 100 swimmers from as far away as Russia and Brazil. It was also great to meet some of the GB swimmers including World and European champions who swim for the GB DS ISO- something to aspire to although they swim 6 days a week for 2-3 hours each time!


DS Euro Open CS William

Frankie & Benny’s

A meal at Frankie & Benny’s, Boongate on F​riday 15th May at 7.30pm. As before, members eat for free, carers to pay. Please reply to Jane by 1st May.​

Enjoy an evening on the Driving Range at O​rton Meadows Golf Course on T​hursday 28th May at 7.30pm. R​SVP Ally.

For those members who attend S​aLT​please find the dates of all upcoming sessions below. For anyone interested in accessing this therapy please contact Chris King for more information.

Groups with C​aroline Hattee
Peterborough ­ *New Venue ­ Honeyhill Childrens Centre* Stamford ­ *Venue to be confirmed*
Thursday ­7th May, 4th June, 2nd July

Groups with H​ayley Hildred
Tuesday 12th May, 16th June, 14th July

There will be more information regarding the following events to come so just pop the dates in your diary for now!

Sunday 14th June ­ Wicksteed Park ­ O​ur annual visit to enjoy the rides and share a picnic.

Sunday 5th July ­ Sponsored Walk at Ferry Meadows ­ A​sponsored walk followed by a picnic/bbq.

29th July ­ 2nd August ­ Burghley Film Festival ­ F​ilms to be confirmed but promises to be a wonderful weekend!

AGM & Pizza ­ Thursday 23rd April 7.30pm

This year’s AGM will be held at H​oneyhill Childrens Centre,​150 Chadbourne, PE4 7DH. It has been a really great year for our group and we would love to share our news and achievements with you and also our plans and vision for the year ahead. So please come along to find out more and to have a chat (and enjoy some pizza!). We are also hoping to have some guest speakers from Sleep Solutions, Papworth Trust and Sainsbury’s. If you are intending to attend, could you please let Laura Tilley know so that we have an idea of how much pizza to order!

PADSG Summer Photographic Competition

Well Done to all those members who submitted entries and a huge congratulations to L​uke Jeffries​for his winning entry. Luke was delighted to have won and has received a canvas print of his winning entry.

Charity of the Year

PADSG has been chosen by yet another organisation to be it’s charity of the year ­ thank you to the​Stamford Flower Club. W​e appreciate your support.


We are extremely fortunate to have received a massive donation of £5,000 from B​GL.​ We would like to sincerely express our thanks to BGL for this wonderful sum and also to Phil Hayes for supporting us with the application for it.

Thanks also to S​afe Computing ​who donated £400 to our group instead of sending Christmas Cards this year.

A monthly get ­together for all Secondary school aged members takes place on S​aturdays at 3­-5pm ​at S​t Augustine’s Community Centre, Broad Street, Stamford PE9 1PG.​P​lease contact Maggie for more information.

Upcoming dates: 18th April,​1​6th May and 13th of June.

Please don’t forget we are currently taking bookings for the special performance of the Honeyhill Centre’s wonderful Christmas Pantomime Cinderella. The centre have kindly agreed to put on a special performance for just our group on 22nd December at 2pm. We have had many bookings already and all are welcome. The group is paying for tickets so there is no cost, all you need to do is confirm numbers directly to Chris King (chris.king@spiratronics.com) or even just pop a comment on the Facebook post with how many tickets you require.