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Olivia and Leah Sage at Weatherhead

£208.40 raised by Olivia and Leah Sage at Weatherhead selling cookies to staff at Christmas and Easter to raise funds for Signing for Babies.

The project was part of their business enterprise studies and was made to happen with hard work from Sue Gaskell at the school.

 

 

 

RIBBY HALL FUNDING 2017. (10th Feb 2017)

We are currently appealing for funds for the Ribby respite in November 2017. The weekend enables families of children with Downs Syndrome including siblings to meet up in a safe tranquil environment and share experiences and forge new alliances to support each other going forward. The target is £10k we have raised £5k. 

Canal boat trip day out (4TH DECEMBER 2016)

On Sunday 9th October, a group of our children and their parents/carers enjoyed a lovely, relaxing few hours out on the canal boats, curtesy of Wirral Narrowboat Trust. The return trip sailed from Christleton to Tatton Park, taking a beautiful scenic route and giving the children chance to experience the brilliant scenery and life on a narrowboat.

Upcoming events (TUESDAY 30TH AUGUST)

As summer inevitably comes to a close and we move on into the autumn months, Sundowns has scheduled a few evens to make this transition a little more interesting for everyone. Coming up first and foremost, we have a fundraising bag pack on the 4th September at Sainsbury's Upton, volunteers are welcome so contact us if youre interested. Following this, there is a mini monsters playdate secured on the 18th Sept 4-6pm, please contact us if you have intent to attend.

Fundraising

Big thank you to Sainsburys Prenton Wirral raised £440.86 at bagpack in store Sunday 3rd July 2016. Thanks to store, staff, volunteers and customers for their support. Proceeds will enable children and young adults with Downs Syndrome to enjoy a respite weekend with their families in 2017.

Back at the Office!!!

Meanwhile, back at the Office, Karen and Kim have been working extremely hard to obtain funding for new family packs. These packs will contain a little more information for new families and are somewhat more professional. A presentation was put to BNI followed up with a great deal of communication. Wish them luck as these packs will be a wonderful introduction into Sundowns but also for new parents!

Our Vintage Fair

Let's not foget our Vintage Fair, Armed Force's Day is nearing, 25th June 10am till 4pm, in Hamilton Square. Local schools, community groups and performing arts college are encouraged to perform in 1940's costume, adding to the vintage ambience. This is going to be such a fun and an exciting day bringing Hamilton Square alive. The more the merrier, there will be something for everyone!! 

Tuesday 26th April 2016 Office is fully functional now

Great news!  The office at the Welcome Center, 39-41 Hamilton Street, Birkenhead is now fully functional with telephones, computer and the internet.....yay it has been quite a long time coming!!! Staff are available to answer any queries you have, however always remember you can catch me on my mobile number or personal email address too!!

25th April 2016 Meeting with Cheshire Downs

What a fantastic meeting we had today.  Sarah from Cheshire Down Syndrome came to the office at the Welcome Center to discuss Maternity Liasion and how we could work together to encourage hospital staff to 'tell it right' when a diagnosis of their child could have a chance of Down Syndrome.  Cheshire Down Syndrome already do a fantastic job training staff in numerous hospitals including Leighton, Crewe and Macclesfield.  Cheshire is of course a large area to cover, the Charity has two paid staff and the rest of the work is done by the dedicated volunteers.

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