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The event is held on 5th May at Buckmore Park just off junction 3 of the M2. Registration starts from 8.30am and the event finishes with awards at 4.30pm.

An uplifting video from a US parent about her feelings for her daughter with Down’s syndrome. “Our daughter is adored and it is her down syndrome that uniquely has changed our lives for the better.” [jwplayer mediaid=”337″]


On Tuesday 3rd April 2012 a cookery session has been arranged at Waitrose Southend for ages up to 16. If you think your child would like to have a go, contact Paula Blakey on 01277 211625

A free transition guide offering advice to young people with Down Syndrome is available to download from Mencap’s website.

Jack Bell is the first young person with Down’s Syndrome to achieve a BTEC in Public Services qualification within the whole Sea Cadet Corps.

“I attended the funeral of a patient today.  I looked around at all the people in the church: his family, friends, people from where he lived for more than 30 years, people from the nursing home that was home for […]