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Providing support & information about Downs Syndrome in the Essex & North East London area


A day sailing a Tall Ship

On Sunday 30th June 8 young people with their parents or carers had the chance to become part of the crew of the Queen Galadriel for the day.

After being welcomed on board and an important safety briefing the youngsters spent the day learning how to tie rope knots, read maps, steer the ship, swab the decks and for the truly adventurous climb the rigging.

Everyone was expected to help prepare lunch and clear up and at the end of the day all the trainee sailors young and old received a certificate as a memento of their voyage.

Everyone had had an exhausting but exhilarating day on the sea and all wished they could have stayed longer.


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Considering recent developments and guidelines provided by the Government, to protect our Members we have decided to suspend the charities programme for the time being.

DSE21 are pleased to hear about a group that has recently started in the Colchester area for families with young children.

On the 6th April 2019 DSE21 held an bike riding session at Just Ride Southend. Just Ride are a charity who specialise in inclusive bike riding using a running track to give people with disabilities the opportunity to experience bike riding in a safe and secure environment.

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A big thank you to Ruby Tibbs and her friends Maisie Harrison and Katie Johnson who ran a second hand handbag stall at the Rise Park fun day to celebrate its 80th anniversary.