Yearly Archives: 2012

What a year!! HDSSG 2012 Round Up

  Huddersfield Down Syndrome have had a fantastic year. Here’s a summary of some of the things HDSSG and our families have been up to in 2012!   Our members and their families  have enjoyed lots of fabulous social and sporting … Continue reading

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A morning with Singing Hands & Shabang!

  On Saturday the 15th December, HDSSG & Shabang families got together to be entertained by the fabulous Betty Bone and Reg Rag along with special guests Suzanne and Tracy aka Singing Hands!!   The fun began with a Shabang … Continue reading

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Makaton Workshops in Huddersfield

  Castle Hill School in Newsome are hosting Makaton taster & beginners workshops available in  2013. See below for more details –         For more information on Makaton training opportunities for parent or professionals in Huddersfield, click HERE … Continue reading

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Help HDSSG whilst you shop!

Do you shop online? Did you know that every time you buy something you could be raising money for Huddersfield Down Syndrome Support Group? Over 3000 well known retailers including Amazon, M&S, Boden, Waitrose, House of Fraser, Vodafone, Virgin Atlantic … Continue reading

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HDSSG fundraising event a huge success!

Huddersfield Down Syndrome Support Group are thrilled to announce that with your help we made over £850 last night at the fundraising event! This is a huge boost for our BOK swimmers who are representing Yorkshire & Humberside at the … Continue reading

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Saturday Fun Club for children with learning disabilities.

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HDSSG’er Ruben sings at the Albert Hall

In his own words Ruben Reuter, 12, a pupil at Royds Hall High School tells us about his experience singing with his school’s choir at the Royal Albert Hall – Ruben is pictured in the top tier, middle row, 7th … Continue reading

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HDSSG excel at the Special Olympics Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Swimming Gala

  Huddersfield Down Syndrome Support Group would like to congratulate our swimmers who took part in the Special Olympics Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Swimming Gala that took place in Harrogate this weekend. Aisling Connelly, Ruben Reuter, Rebekah Hill, Zoe Rank, … Continue reading

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Kirklees swimmers Joanne & Ben at the DSISO Championships

  Team GB arrived in Loano, Italy, late last week for the World Down Syndrome Swimming Championships. Two Borough of Kirklees swimmers Joanne Kempley and Ben Sweeney are taking part in the competitions. (Pictured left along with coach Gemma Ripley) … Continue reading

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HDSSG support BoK swimmers target of Special Olympics

Join us for a FUNdrasing evening at the Watershed, Slaithwaite. You will be able to order exclusive Body Shop products for yourself or to give as gifts this Christmas. A percentage of the sales will be donated back to HDSSG … Continue reading

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DSE launches new reading and language intervention

DSE has announced that a new reading and language intervention for children with Down syndrome will be available from the end of November. The Reading and Language Intervention for Children with Down Syndrome (RLI) teaches language and literacy skills following … Continue reading

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New Sports Club for Children with Disabilities in Kirklees

A new sports club for young people with disabilities (14+)  started  on Saturday 27 October at the Deighton Sports Arena offering two hours of sports activities from 12noon -2pm. The Flame Club will offer young people aged 14 years and over … Continue reading

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Olympic dream for young swimmers

Young swimmers with learning difficulties will taste life as Olympic athletes next year. A seven strong team from the Borough of Kirklees Special Needs Club Squad is taking part in the Special Olympics National Games in Bath. It is a big … Continue reading

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Shabang! announce 2013 calendar release – ‘We are not just models, we are role models’

Shabang! are thrilled to launch a 2013 calendar with a difference. The full colour calendar features children and young people from Shabang projects. Each month depicts a witty seasonal theme and together with signs and symbols to aid communication the … Continue reading

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Joanne’s Story

Here is an inspirational story about a wonderful young lady as told by her mum, Christine Kempley. What a day! Watching our daughter, Joanne, carrying the Olympic Torch in West Yorkshire on a sunny day in June it was difficult … Continue reading

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