Monthly Archives: March 2012

Royds Hall High School recognise 21.03.12!

Royds Hall High School helped to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day with a fundraising cake stall. The students baked buns in HDSSG colours and advertised the sale with some brilliantly designed posters which they displayed around the school. The additional … Continue reading

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HDSSG launch merchandise!

  Huddersfield Down Syndrome Support Group are proud to present our very own merchandise! Modelled below by the gorgeous Tess Egan our 100% cotton T Shirts expertly embroidered by Atomic Embroidery in Meltham, Huddersfield, have been a huge hit!     … Continue reading

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Practice ‘kicks off’ for World Down Syndrome Day Celebration!!

    Pontefract Pirates Juniors’ “ Footballer of the week”  is Ruben Reuter! A brilliant session this morning as Pontefract Pirate Juniors prepare for The Family Fun Day at Nostell Priory next Saturday to celebrate World Down Syndrome Awareness Day … Continue reading

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World Down Syndrome Day

The 21st March 2012 marks the 7th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day and for the first time this day will be officially recognised by the United Nations.WDSD is  held on 21 March (21/3) every year to signify the uniqueness … Continue reading

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Huddersfield’s Joanne Kempley to carry the Olympic torch!

  On the 24th June 2012, our very own Joanne Kempley will be carrying the Olympic torch through Brighouse! Joanne’s nomination story Joanne was born with Downs Syndrome and with a serious heart defect, requiring open heart surgery when she was … Continue reading

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DSA launch WorkFit – connecting employers and employees.

  9 out of 10 people with Down Syndrome are unemployed. The same high proportion WANT to work. WorkFit is a new service which plans to turn the ‘supported employment’ concept on its head. If you are an employer or … Continue reading

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Manasamitra – South Asian arts opportunity for 14+ with learning disability

WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIKE TO COME ALONG AND HAVE FUN WITH MANASAMITRA AND ENJOY A NEW ART ACTIVITY IN NORTH OR SOUTH KIRKLEES – OR DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO WOULD???? An exciting new project is developing in Kirklees … Continue reading

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HDSSG New Parent Booklet is launched!

Here at Huddersfield Down Syndrome Support Group we wanted to compile a booklet reflecting our group and some of the members in it. With the help of photos sent in from our families and the artful eye of Mark Travis … Continue reading

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Pontefract Pirates – Organised football for people with a learning disability.

It’s Sunday, it’s 10am and we’re heading to Pontefract for our weekly training session with the fabulous Pontefract Pirates junior football team. The pirates are run under the wing of Pontefract Collieries Football Club from the White Rose Stadium on Beechnut … Continue reading

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HDSSG make the papers!

As reported by the Huddersfield  Examiner! THEY have a simple aim … to celebrate their children’s achievements. And there was every reason to do so in Slaithwaite, as the youngsters took on the challenge of learning Iyengar Yoga.     … Continue reading

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