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Here are some of our young members enjoying the trampoline at Barleylands Farm Centre. Our AGM will be held at Barleylands on 1st July 2012, and there will be a chance to enjoy farm activities and visit all the attractions […]


Are you between 8 and 16? Have you ever wanted to have a go at trampolining? Well now’s your chance.

There are magnificent birds of prey to be seen at Barleylands Farm Centre where our AGM will be held on 1st July 2012. Members can enjoy farm activities and visit all the attractions afterwards. [jwplayer mediaid=”333″]


A chance for our over 18’s to take part in another Firebreak Course run in conjunction with Essex County Fire and Rescue services at Maldon Fire station.

The goal of this film from The National Down’s Syndrome Congress is to change the perceptions that people may have about those with Down’s syndrome. [jwplayer mediaid=”335″]


It is thought that arthritis is six times more common in children with Down’s Syndrome than in healthy children. Despite this, the time it takes to for them to be diagnosed is considerably longer. Arthritis Research UK is now funding […]

Another helpful film from the USA: Ana Maria Miyares has been by Andys side his entire life. Her 25-year-old son has Down syndrome and, though dependent on Ana Maria and her husband, Carlos, hes achieved a great deal. But now […]


From infancy to adulthood, this 2008 video showcases individuals with Down’s syndrome living their lives to the fullest and doing things “not thought possible”. This is for anyone who wants a current, accurate look at Down’s syndrome today. Produced by […]