Congratulations to the winners of our 2019 raffle!

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported our Christmas Raffle at the end of last year by buying and selling tickets. We raised over £15,731 which is AMAZING…thank you all so much. The draw has taken place and these are the winning numbers: 1st  (£2,500) – 090905 2nd  (£1,000) – […]

New Research Study: Older Carers

On Wednesday 20 November, Julian Hallett, DSA Services Development Manager, was delighted to be involved in an event launching the findings of an important research study which looked at the experiences of older parents of adults with a learning disability. The research was commissioned by New Forest Mencap and was funded by the Big Lottery […]

Meet Katherine…

Proud mum, Stella, has recently got in touch to tell us about her daughter, Katherine’s lifetime and more recent achievements. “My daughter Katherine is 33. She gained 5 GCSEs at high school. She spent two years at college. For the past 10 years she has worked part time in paid employment for Morrison’s supermarket which […]

Updated NHS Resource

On the 4 November 2019, the NHS published updated information about Down’s syndrome. This comprehensive online resource is intended as a reference for anyone looking for information about what living with Down’s syndrome is like. We were delighted to have been working with NHS digital over the last few months and have been very encouraged […]

Down2Earth – October Meeting

We had a great Down 2 Earth meeting on Sunday!  We shared all our news and several members had birthdays this month, so we sang “Happy Birthday” many times! After our news sharing, the members were given a new Easy Read leaflet to look at and comment on. This was about Thyroid. As usual, our […]

21-Hour Footy Fundraiser Raises £10,000

Rob Hardiman, whose Uncle Shaun has Down’s syndrome, organised a 21-hour football tournament at St George’s Park (home of the FA) on 28 of September 2019 to raise money for the Down’s Syndrome Association. 24 players took part in the tournament which started at 5am. The players were then split into teams and battled it […]