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The Down’s Syndrome Extra 21 Christmas Party

On Sunday 4th December we hosted our annual Christmas party for the first time in two years due to Covid. Despite all the challenges our members have faced in the past two years, the Christmas party was inundated with positive responses and turned into a very successful event.

The Christmas party was a huge success all round with a visit from the one and only Trevor Cline who had all eyes on him as he performed magic. He performed several magical tricks which had everyone laughing and watching with enthusiasm. For those who helped, they were given a Christmas balloon which they could take home along with a packet of sweets.

For those who wanted a balloon but didn’t feel up to helping, Trevor gave them a festive balloon that he had made earlier on in the evening. Everyone had the opportunity to choose their balloon of choice out of an Elf and a Santa.
All that received their festive balloon were blessed with more smiles, kindness and laughter.

The party also featured the wonderful photobooth [insert name here] who provided the opportunity for the young people and adults to take photos with their families. The photobooth came with a selection of accessories for everyone to use when taking their photos.
The queue for the photobooth was a long one as it was so good people had to go back for another go!
There were lots of smiles around the photobooth as everyone picked out their accessory, queued up and took their festive photos in the amazing booth.

Throughout the afternoon, the DJ [insert name here] provided musical tunes for everyone to dance to. This included funky disco lights that lit up the room and a wonderful dancing stage which made dancing feel so festive and special!

To end the party on a high, the DJ handed a microphone to a group of our older members of the charity who sang together.
This was a momentous moment as it showed that having Down’s Syndrome does not stop friendships. This group are very good friends and show true comradeship.

As everyone was leaving, one of our members handed out chocolate advent calendars to all the young people and adults with Down’s Syndrome. They also gave one to all siblings that attended the party.

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