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Down’s Heart Group

Did you know about the “Down’s Heart Group”? It’s free to join.

From Friday 8th – Sunday 10th September, Down’s Heart Group will be running an activity weekend for adults (16+) with Down’s Syndrome and heart conditions – repaired or not. This will take place at Mount Cook Activity Centre in the Peak District (DE4 4LS).

They are offering one free place to a young adult and one free place to their parent or carer, with subsidies for extra family members.

The aim of the weekend is to give the members with Down’s Syndrome a fabulous time on outdoor activities whilst giving them chance to have a little independence and make new friends. The parents and carers will have a separate itinerary of activity and pampering.

On Saturday 9th September, also at Mount Cook, they are running a Fun Day for under 16s with Down’s Syndrome and heart problems – repaired or not. There will be ball skills sessions, drama, games and activities. To cover lunch and refreshment costs they are asking for £5 per person or £15 per family, siblings welcome.

All places for either event must be booked in advance. Please contact or 0300 102 1644 to book or to find out more.

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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.