We are looking to produce a montage of photos for World Down Syndrome Awareness Day.
How can I take part?
1) Select a fact about Down Syndrome, write it on a bit of paper and ask your young person to hold it up. The whole family can get involved, not just the person with Down Syndrome. It doesn’t have to be written on paper, you could write on a t-shirt, on a black/whiteboard, we just need to be able to see the fact clearly.
As an example you could use:
People with Down Syndrome are not always happy and affectionate they are individuals and no different to anyone else in their character traits and varying moods!
Did you know? Down Syndrome is not a disease. People with Down Syndrome are not ill and do not “suffer” from the condition.
2) Take a photo
3) Send it to us firstname.lastname@example.org
4) We will put them together to launch in awareness week.
Regrettably, we may not be able to use all the photos in the montage but will try our best! Any we can’t use may be used throughout awareness week.
By sending us your photo, you are agreeing to the images being shared on our website and for social media purposes.
Deadline: 1st March 2017
Use your imagination and together we can raise awareness xx
Have fun and Abseil, Uphill Quarry, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset
Saturday 13th May 2017
Uphill Quarry venue is located in the village of Uphill a few miles from Weston-Super-Mare. This is a great abseil venue down a very high slightly overhanging cliff face approximately 35 – 40 meters high! Remember to look down and enjoy the view!
All we require is a £20 non-refundable registration fee to book your place and a commitment to raise £150 for us.
Don’t worry the abseil will be organised by Peak Aspect so you will be in safe hands!
Are you up for the challenge?
Contact Michelle on 01278 691100 or email email@example.com
Fundraising & Public Relations Officer
Ups & Downs Southwest
The Old School
Somerset TA6 7PN
EXCITING NEWS for local Charity!!!
Ups and Downs Southwest, a support group for children and young people with Down Syndrome are delighted to announce that Higos Insurance Services Ltd have chosen to support them as their Charity of the Year for 2017.
Higos Insurance Services are a local high street broker with over 25 years’ experience in providing personal and commercial insurance from offices located throughout the South West. The insurance broker operates the Higos Community Fund which supports local charities and community projects throughout the year, as well as nominating one charity of the year who are given extra support.
Michelle Sugg from Ups and Downs Southwest commented “We are delighted that Higos Insurance Services Ltd has chosen us as their Charity of the Year 2017. This partnership will have a huge impact on the organisation, allowing us to continue supporting families who have a child with Down Syndrome. We have already received a great response from employees willing to fundraise and volunteer for us and we can’t wait for the partnership to start.”
Flick Franks of the Higos Community Fund commented: “We are delighted to be able to support such a fantastic local charity and look forward to lots of fundraising for them during 2017!”
If you would like more information on Higos Insurance Services please visit www.higos.co.uk
Family Support Clinics
Does your DLA Form need renewing?
Do you have a school annual review coming up?
Need some help requesting an EHCP assessment?
We can help you with all of these things and more!
To enable us to continue to provide a holistic and personal service to our families our Family Support Team are now going to be available at 4 different venues throughout the region each month.
We will be running family support clinics in Bridgwater, Portishead, Exeter and Yeovil. Appointments for each clinic are available between 10am and 2pm and must be booked in advance.
Supporting you in this way means that our Family Support Team are able to reach many more families in need than if individual home visits were provided.
Book an appointment at one of our clinics by contacting the office on 01278 691100
Little Marsh Children’s Centre, Illustrious Crescent, Ilchester BA22 8JX
2nd Monday of every month
Victoria Park Community Centre Victoria Park Drive, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 7AS
3rd Monday of every month
St Barnabas Children’s Centre West Hill, Portishead Bristol BS20 6LN
4th Monday of every month
Younghayes Centre 169 Younghayes Road Cranbrook, Exeter EX5 7DR
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