We are delighted to announce that The Peterborough School has chosen PADSG as their main charity for this school year. Championed by Charlotte Hayes, who is the charities prefect at the school. We were selected from a number of deserving local and national charities.
The school presented a cheque to last years charity, Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice at their annual speech day at Peterborough Cathedral last month. They raised a large sum, so we are very excited that Charlotte and the school have chosen to raise money for our group.
Not only will the school help with fundraising the six form students are hoping to volunteer and both our drop in sessions in Paston and Casterton and many other events through out the year!
Chris King and Laura Tilley have been invited to speak at an upcoming assembly in November.
A very exciting time ahead!!!
Saturday 18th October, Kingsgate Conference Centre
This event has been brought to our attention by Peterborough City Council. It is a film and TV convention open to all but priority is given to disabled guests, their families & friends. There will be tactile costumes, props, vehicles and some celebrities from the big screen including Warwick Davis, Hannah Spearritt, Virginia Hey & Holli Dempsey. Tickets for this event cost £2.50 (Carers go for free) and can be purchased from Peterborough Tourist Information Centre. Alternatively, you can purchase tickets via the website at www.feeltheforceday.com
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.
Teenzone Our teenage members have been thoroughly enjoying their monthly get-togethers at Teenzone which is based in Christchurch, Green Lane, Stamford. It is a chance for our Secondary School members to meet up, hang out and do the thing that teenagers enjoy doing e.g. chat, share a drink, play pool, table tennis, computer games etc. For details of dates and times please contact Maggie on 01780 444233 or email@example.com
Friday 22nd November at 7.30pm
This is one of PADSG’s favourite events of the year and we are once again organising a booking for this great show which provides entertainment for the whole family. PADSG will provide funding for one member plus one carer and any other tickets can be purchased at £11 per person. Please complete the enclosed booking form and return it to Audrey Goodwin by 12th October. All cheques should be made payable to PADSG. Thankyou.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.