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


BBC Documentary starring one of our parent members

One of our members families, Marie and Hannah,  recently took part in a BBC Documentary for Schools on the issue of Abortion.

The Charity were approached by the BBC about a new Programme  they were making for schools on the subject of Life and Death with a series of short documentaries on a variety of life issues. We were approached directly in relation to the subject of Abortion and were asked if any of our members would be willing to take part.

We had a good response and the BBC then carried out interviews to decide who to use. Marie and Hannah were chosen and you can see the results here.

Well done to them for a moving and well formed view on this subject and thanks to all those that offered to take part.

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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.

Event Video

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.