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The latest updates from DS Extra21

Once again our annual fundraising event took part on the 4th May at Buckmore Park where a full 35 teams gathered to race the latest 75mph RX8 karts around the 1250 m outdoor circuit. We never fail to be surprised […]

Once again London Zoo is holding it’s Special Childrens day over the weekend of the 18th and 19th May. ZSL Special Children’s Day welcomes children with special needs and their families and friends to ZSL London Zoo on Saturday & […]


We have received a lovely message form Carla Tadman who along with her Sister Mandy Gooding are taking part in this years 13 mile Moonlight Colourthon. This year they have chosen to raise money and awareness for our charity. Their […]

Stuart Humphrey of Williams Optometrists recently organised to run a series of events to highlight Down Syndrome Visual Awareness week with a special party deliberately timed to fall both on Global Down Syndrome Awareness Day AND be in the middle […]

Contact a Family supports families caring for disabled children with any disability or condition. Their volunteers are an integral part of the organisation and support other families through signposting, being a listening ear and finding ways to inform parents and […]

We have received the following information from a Lady whose own son battled with Hypotonia and so she took it upon herself to come up with a solution, the Happy Strap. ‘When Jens was a baby he battled with hypotonia […]

Zinc Arts are holding their Easter Ball is on Friday 5th April, 7.30pm – 11.00pm and is open to young people and adults aged 16 and over. The cost is £3.50 per person ( support workers come free!!) Join them  […]

Emma Cunningham is taking the plunge on 5th May and is taking part in the Annual Maldon Mudrace.  Emma is raising money for both Down Syndrome Extra 21 and the Maldon Mudrace charity. If you would like to support Emma […]

Join our 100 Club to stand a chance each month of winning 3 prizes up to £100. Entrance costs £5 per month (paid twice a year) and you are entered into the monthly draws. The more people who enter the […]

The 21st March is World Down Syndrome day and this years way to raise awareness is wear LOTS of SOCKS. This is the 8th Year that the event has been held and is a Global campaign officially observed by the […]