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


Ever fancied singing in a choir?

Big Sing group on the back of their success have now formed a group for anybody with Learning difficulties called Big Sing Unite.

Big Sing was first birthed in Witham and shortly thereafter in Maldon by Howard and Gemma Frances who are both great musicians working in the
past with many professional singers and musicians. Howard is on the organ and Gemma is vocals. They are amazing teachers and to say the least the Witham branch now have approximately 100 people in the choir and similarly in Maldon too.

Since Robert who has Down Syndrome joined BSM both Howard and Gemma have grown in empathy with people with learning disabilities and felt impressed from the heart to begin a group for people with LDs and so Big Sing Unite was birthed firstly in Braintree this April and now from 1st May in Chelmsford. They feel sure many of our young members may well be interested as it really enables and encourages their singing and action skills together with meeting and making new friends.

Anyone interested can contact them by using the  link


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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.