Summer Picnic - 2019

What a great time we spent together at Shipley Park for our Summer Picnic and Balloon Race.  The sun shone, the picnics were great, there were lots of games played and almost all of the balloons made it out of the park!

Last year the wind was blowing from the South and our balloons were returned from West Yorkshire.  The wind was blowing in the opposite direction this year so now we're all eagerly waiting to see how far they travel and where they end up this time!

STOP PRESS.....STOP PRESS.....we've had balloon ticket 20 returned from Mr & Mrs Bridle who found it on Abbotsbury Beach in Dorset so believe this is the furthest travelled balloon this year.  Balloon 20 was sent on its way from Shipley Park by Andy King so both Andy and Mr & Mrs Bridle receive the £20 prize.

Yapp Charitable Trust

We are exceptionally grateful to the trustees of the Yapp Charitable Trust who have granted Down's Syndrome - Derby £3,000 every year for three years specifically to fund our ongoing work amongst young adults.

11-19s Christmas Party

As these pictures show, our 11-19s group had a great time at our Christmas Disco held at the Grange, Littleover.  Our thanks to Sarah and all the helpers for staging such a great event.

Shaun Barker Foundation

The trustees want to say a massive thank you to the Shaun Barker Foundation for their donation of £3,270 to support the Down's Syndrome - Derby Speech and Language Programme.

The foundation is headed by local footballer Shaun Barker who played for both Derby County and Burton Albion and we look forward to being joined by Shaun at one of our events in the near future.