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Sports Week Sunday 29th May – Sunday 5th June 2022

We are finally ready to give you the finalised details for Sports Week!!! Due to the generosity of Sports England, we have received a grant that will cover much of the costs of these activities. However, for the larger activities like Snow Tubing and Climbing & Zip Wire, we may ask for a small contribution. The link to the online registration and booking form is below. Book Here

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NDSSG Dance Sessions – All ages

NDSSG Dance Sessions (including a NEW Toddler Class!) The dance sessions are back! Diaries are getting busy for everyone, so we’ve had to do a mix of Saturdays and Sundays up until summer. But here are the next 3 dates, so please take a note of them. Sunday 22nd May … Saturday 25th June … Saturday 23rd July. We have also decided that we will trial a new class for younger children aged 2-4 years,

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Splash and Dash – Nottingham Kayak Club

The Nottingham Kayak Club (NKC) is raising money for NDSSG through various events throughout the year. The next upcoming Event is the Splash and Dash. This promises to be a fun day out for the family and we hope as many families as possible attend to support and even participate. This will take place on Sunday 24th July 2022 at the Nottingham Kayak Club, Trent side North, Nottingham, NG2 5FA. There are a lot of

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Sports Week May 2022

Our next event we are planning is going to be during the May half term holiday. We are planning not one day, but a whole week of activities, which we are imaginatively calling “SPORTS WEEK” Activities will start on Sunday 29th May, at Portland College, Mansfield. This will be outdoor pursuits, such as rock climbing , zip line, team challenges and a camp fire (Suitable for anyone 8+ years.) And the week will continue with

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Easter Event 2022

Easter Egg Hunt, Treasure Trail, Games and Picnic on Saturday 16th April with a 10.30am start. Highfields Park, University Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 2RD There are great transport links to Highfields Park with both buses and trams stopping directly outside, so it’s ideal for those without their own transport. Everyone who takes part in the Easter Egg Hunt will get both the eggs and treats they collect (though we hope no one is greedy and everyone

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World Down’s Syndrome Day 2022

We have made a video to celebrate all the babies, children, teenagers and adults with Down’s Syndrome, who live in Nottinghamshire. Around 300 people took part at either one of our 5 regional NDSSG events, our 2 wonderful football clubs, a local dance group and a work skills centre. Sadly, due to Covid being on the increase here, quite a few people couldn’t make the events, but they were still able to take part from

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World Downs Syndrome Day 2022

It would be really helpful if you can get yourselves booked on the World Down’s Syndrome Day event that you plan to attend, as soon as possible. We have 5 amazing hub organising teams trying to get everything sorted, and they want to ensure they all have suitable activities planned for all those who are attending. But until people have booked, they won’t know who they are catering for! We also need to order and

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NDSSG Toddler Group

In March 2020, on World Down Syndrome Day, we were going to celebrate our new initiative of giving all new babies born with DS a new baby bag. And then, instead, the whole country went into lockdown! Prior to that, although we hadn’t done the bags before, parents and babies could meet up together at the DS Clinic most local to them, and form friendships. And they kind of built their own mini support groups,

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NDSSG Baby Group

In April 2020, NDSSG started handing out New Baby Bags to any new families we heard about in Notts. That summer, we spoke to the paediatricians at Nottingham City Hospital, and they said they would be happy to give them out to all new babies born there and at QMC. A month or so later, the paediatrician at Kingsmill agreed to do the same. Since then, every baby born in Notts has been given a

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