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Downs Heart Group Conference

The Down’s Heart Group are holding a conference and family weekend in Peterborough on March 23/24 and would welcome along anyone who would like to join them.

It is open to everyone (not just DHG members) and it is possible to attend just the conference, or the whole weekend as best fits with individual families.

A booking form is available for non DHG members, but if you happen to already be a member please contact The Downs Heart Group for a members booking form as they are subsidising the event and giving a bigger subsidy to their members.

For more information please contact the Downs Heart group at or phone on 0844 288 4800

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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.