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


Summer Fete

Upwards with Downs are holding a Summer fete on Saturday 14th September

Come along for a fun day with lots of activities for all the family and to enjoy a nice relaxing day out. Activities include:

Glitter Tattoos

Nail Art

Face painting

Fun House Entertainment



Owl Handling



Pony and Cart rides

Clay Cottage

Ambulance and Police Bikes

and lots lots more….

More News & Media

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.