This popular group aimed at our youngest members meets every first Saturday of the month at Happy Faces ​in Glinton. Speech & Language is encouraged through the use of play, singing and signing.
If you would like more information about these sessions please contact Laura Tilley.
Dates for Happy Faces in 2017 – Sat 4th March, Sat 1st April, Sat 6th May, Sat 3rd June, Sat 1st July, Sat 5th Aug?, Sat 2nd Sept, Sat 7th Oct, Sat 4th Nov and Sat 9th Dec for Xmas party.

Please save this date for our fantastic 20th birthday celebration – Yes…. Peterborough Area Down’s Syndrome Group has been going for 20 years!


Venue
Wittering Grange (What ever the weather!!)


Time
from 3pm with a whole range of activities for all of our members, carrying on till late with a disco etc for older members. This is a family event – everyone welcome!!

More details to follow later but we hope you can come along and celebrate in style!

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Our Teenzone group had another great session with Darren Game in Stamford. Hopefully our game is improving and we’ve had fun too! 
Thank you Darren. 

Marcus joined us as a trustee last year and many of our older members will know him through the Oundle holiday MENCAP scheme, not only did he help in the holiday weeks but raised thousands for the scheme and more recently he helped on the camping trips for older members. Sadly Marcus died very suddenly on December 23rd. He will be sorely missed by all of us and we send our deepest sympathy to his wife Lisa and little daughter Molly. 

A monthly get ­together for all Secondary school aged members takes place on Saturday 18th February, 18th March, 29th April, 20th May, 17th June

All at St Augustine’s community hall Broad Street, Stamford, 3-5pm.

Saturday 11th February 2017 – Special Olympics & Inspire Peterborough are holding a Valentines Ball @ Focus centre, Dogsthorpe, Peterborough PE1 4PE. 7pm – 11pm.

Tickets are £5.00 each, under 5’s are free.

Contact Kay Greenaway or Joh Roberts. Joh.sydenham@btinternet.com

Adult events – Lush Evening Jane Jefferies has organised an evening at the posh ground on Friday 3 rd February 7pm-9pm. Lush bath products are coming to do fun activities games massage for both male and female also they can make a product to take home. 8-9 will be pizza. Let me know if your young person would like to try something new. Should be a fun night 

Numbers needed as soon as possible – please call Jane to confirm attendance

This popular group aimed at our youngest members meets every first Saturday of the month at Happy Faces ​in Glinton. Speech & Language is encouraged through the use of play, singing and signing.

If you would like more information about these sessions please contact Laura Tilley.

Dates for Happy Faces in 2017 – Sat 4th Feb, Sat 4th March, Sat 1st April, Sat 6th May, Sat 3rd June, Sat 1st July, Sat 5th Aug?, Sat 2nd Sept, Sat 7th Oct, Sat 4th Nov and Sat 9th Dec for Xmas party.

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Wildcats dance and drama

We have just been awarded a grant of £5000 by the One Family Foundation to fund a year’s worth of dance and drama classes at Wildcats Academy.

This is very exciting news and many of you will have been to the sessions that were run in Stamford some years ago and will appreciate how much fun was had and how the young people developed in confidence and skills. This time brothers and sisters may join the classes too.

With the funding, we have the option of two sessions a week, one to be in Peterborough run by Hilary, the other in Stamford to be run by Liz Paige.
 Classes started 19th January, John Mansfield dance studio 5-6pm; 20th January, Wildcats Academy, Broad Street Stamford 5-6pm
Please email Maggie to confirm your place in the classes.

 
Massive thanks to Maggie Scott for co-ordinating and arranging this for us all.