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  • Seaford Swimming Club Donation

    Seaford Swimming Club donates their closing balance to local charites as they close their doors.

  • Olivia's Challenge

    Secretly, Olivia set herself a challenge that most of us couldn’t dream of achieving.  

  • Jon's Iceland Challenge

    This July Jon Davies is set to attempt two marathons, climbing over 7,600 feet in the breathtaking lunar landscapes of Iceland's famous Laugavegurinn Trail as part of one of Action Challenges most demanding 'ultra' events.

  • Telscombe Village Stud Farm Open Days 2016

    On Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd May 2016, the Telscombe Village Stud Farm will be opening their doors to the public in aid of charity.

  • Music for 2016

    The Music sessions with Ruth are starting again on the 6th January 2016.

  • Dymock Farm Barn Dance 2015

    For a second year running, Lip Glandfield and Emma Holter in association with the lovely people at Dymock Farm are holding a charity Barn Dance

  • Telscombe Stud Farm Barn Dance

    On the 20th June, the lovely people at Telscombe Stud Farm are running a Barn Dance in aid of Cancer research and ourselves...

  • Pipers going the extra mile!

    Piper Davies is doing a Sponsored Swim on 21st March in our aid on. She is going to swim 1 mile, which is 1609 meters, 64 lengths of Seahaven Pool!

  • TD Securities London Charity Auction

    TD Securities London raises an amazing £88,000 for it’s four supported charities in 2014. Seaford Down’s Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group is one of those lucky charities!

  • Southdown raises £136

    Stephen Keely, Brucie Palmer-Howarth and Pat Wells supported by Southdown raised £136 from a hot dog lunch, raffle and brik a brac stall

  • Cerebra "Problem Solving" Conference

    On the 7th October 2014, brain charity Cerebra are hosting a conference called "problem solving" at the Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London

  • Telscombe Stud Farm Fundraiser

    Telscombe Stud Farm raises £1,000 at their annual fun bank holiday weekend. The money was shared between UK Breast Cancer and ourselves.

  • Mike Alexanders Triathlon

    Volunteer member Mike Alexander, father of George is to take part in the South Coast Triathlon on the 5th July.

  • Ship Hotel raises £300

    Local Pub/Hotel, the Ship Hotel of Newhaven raises £300 in quiz night.

  • First Aid Course June 26th 2014

    On Thursday 26th June at 7pm, Ivor Lawrence, from Simplicity First Aid Training, has very kindly offered to run an Emergency First Aid Course for our volunteers and members   In this course we will cover Continuous Chest Compressions (CCC) on child and adult dummies, what to do with conscious and...

  • Charity Barn dance @ Dymock Farm

    Charity barn dance at Dymock Farm on Saturday 7th June from 6pm. Tickets are £15 for adults and £7.50 for children, which includes a ploughman's supper & pudding!

  • ZSL Special Childrens Day 2014

    ZSL London & ZSL Whipsnade Zoos are running Special Children's Days, with cut price tickets, welcoming children with special needs and their families in May and June 2014.

  • Donation from Terry's Taxis

    Terry and Jeni Burns from Terry's Taxis came along to the February 2014 drop-in to present us with a cheque for £100.

  • Donation from Seaford’s Inner Wheel

    On the 12th December, Jean Vine, the current President of the Seaford Inner Wheel, presented the Seaford Down’s Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group with a cheque for £805.64.

  • Tennis in the Park

      On the 13th July, Francis Mackie from tennis in the park presented the Seaford Down’s Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group with a fantastic cheque.

  • Special Needs Panto

    The Seaford Barn Theatre are putting on a special needs showing of their annual pantomime - Beauty and the Beast on 5th Jan 2014

  • STL's Great South Run

    Rory Dunstall, Tom Evans and Ryan Tucker from STL took part in this year's Bupa Great South Run. The boys ran 10 miles on our behalf on the 27th October 2013.

  • Linda's Cheque Presentation

    Outgoing mayor councillor Linda Wallraven presents a cheque to Seaford Down’s Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group. On the 20th July at the Seaford Town Council offices,...

  • Down's Syndrome Association

    Providing information and support on ALL aspects of living with Down's syndrome to ALL who need it. We are proud to be affiliated with the Down's Syndrome Association. Tel.: 0333 1212 300 http://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/

  • ParentLink

    This new website is for parents and carers who have children with additional needs. It is produced by Information for Families, which is the new name for Parent Link and the Family Information Service. The website provides help and information and keeps you up to date with opportunities that...

  • Mayor's 2nd Annual Garden Trail

    On the 23rd June, Seaford Mayor, Anthony White, hosted the Seaford Mayor's 2nd Garden Trail,where 9 gardens in Seaford were open to the public.

  • Jon Davies-Fell for Cash!

    Local father Jon Davies has thrown himself out of a plane from two and a half miles (13,500ft) in a tandem parachute jump on the 1st July 2013 to raise funds for us!

  • Dr Andrew Curran Talk

    UPDATED: Talk Available Inside! Nicki Day from Families for Autism is hosting a talk by Dr Andrew Curran: What Can Neuroscience Teach Us About Autistic Spectrum Conditions and how can this help us to better understand?

  • Aladdin Pantomine 2013/2014

     It might only be June, well almost, but we have 100 tickets for this this/next year's pantomime Aladdin at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne on Saturday 4th January 2014 at 11am. The traditional family Panto is back with Martyn Knight, as Eastbourne's favourite Dame, and Tucker.  Tickets cost...

  • Seaford Rugby Club Pantomime

    Seaford Rugby Club raised £750 by selling tickets to the clubs pantomime that was held in January. This was matched by Barclays Bank.

  • Lisa Farley's Coffee Morning

    Local parent raises £104 Local parent, Lisa Farley has raised £104 by holding a coffee morning. A big thank you to Lisa for raising the cash

  • Seaford Young Mayor Awards - Laura Bennett

    Seaford Young Mayor Awards - Laura Bennett We are very proud to announce that one of our volunteers, Laura Bennett, was presented with a Seaford Young Mayor Award on 10th April 2013. Laura received several nominations for the outstanding voluntary work that she does not only for us but elsewhere in the...

  • Neil Mellors 180 mile Cycle

    Local man Neil Mellors is to cycle 180 miles around London to raise money for Seaford Down's Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group. Please pledge your support now!

  • Seaford Bonfire Society Donation

    The Seaford Bonfire Society presented The Down's Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group a cheque for £500 at their HQ The White Lion Hotel on the 7th March 2013.

  • Virgin Money Giving

    Seaford Down's Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group sign up Virgin Money Giving as donation and fundraising portal. Fundraise for us now!

  • Nettie's Sponsored Swim

    Seven year old Nettie Glandfield successfully completed her mile swim (64 lengths) in the her local Pool to raise money for Seaford DSSNSG. 

  • Nutrition and Exercise Study

    Can nutrition and exercise help brain development in children with Down's Syndrome? Can nutrition and exercise help brain development in children with Down's Syndrome? A pilot study by researchers at The Institute of Psychiatry and Nottingham Trent University hopes to begin to answer this...

  • Seaford Golf Club Donation

    The Seaford Down’s Syndrome and Special Needs Support group has  received a generous donation of £3,500 from Seaford Golf Club.

  • Music (un)Cancellation (20th March)

    Updated 19th March 2:30pm :  We have just been told by Ruth that she CAN now do the music session this week on the 20th March at 5pm. So, the session is BACK ON (5pm at the Down's Leisure Centre). Apologies for the (un)cancellation and messing you about. We completely understand if you can't make...

  • Sainsburys Donation

    Sainsburys Newhaven came to visit the Family Drop-in on the 9th February to present us with a fantastic cheque for £1,500.

  • Linda Wallraven's Civic Service

    Seaford Mayor Linda Wallraven hosted a Civic Carol Service with a retiring collection to raise funds for the Seaford Down's Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group.

  • SBS Pub Quiz

    Seaford Bonfire Society in partnership with the Old Boot Inn are holding a Quiz Night on Thursday 28th March, 7pm Start. We are charity of the year for the second year for Seaford Bonfire Society, so it's our turn to show some support for our friends in the society. Maximum of 5 people per team,...

  • Micklefield Parents

    Local nursery Micklefield organised a collection for the Seaford Down's Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group. Local nursery Micklefield organised a collection for the group, where parents of the children raised £25 by donating rather than sending Christmas cards. Seaford Down's Syndrome and...

  • Hoodie Donation!

    Local print shop Eltsy donated hoodies to help us stand out and keep our volunteers and fundraisers warm!

  • Eastbourne Marathon

    Adrian Campbell, member of the Seaford Striders and Seaford town Councillor presented us with a cheque for £300 after completing the Eastbourne Marathon.

  • Christmas Card Competition

    Christmas Card Competition in conjuction with Sainsburys. Get arty and design a Christmas Card to decorate the Café in Sainsbury’s. The competition is split into 3 age categories:-0-4 years,5-10 years11+ years.  Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category. Prizes will be provided...

  • Cake & Carols @ Dymock Farm

    On the 16th December 2012, at Dymock Farm, Lisa Blay, Lisa Glandfield and Emma Holter raised £150 by selling homemade cakes and cider at Dymock Farm.

  • Mayor's Christmas Coffee Morning

    This Saturday 8th December: Seafords Mayor's Christmas Coffee Morning. This Saturday (8th December 2012 from 10:30 to 13:00), Seaford's Mayor (Councillor Linda Wallraven) is hosting a Christmas coffee morning at the Bishopstone Parish Hall.  There will be homemade cakes, mincepies a raffle and...

  • Seaford Community Cinema

    The Seaford Community Cinema are screening their first ever childrens film. The Seaford Community Cinema will be showing their first ever childrens film in a childrens matinee on Saturday 8th December 2012 at 2.30pm of Hugo:- From the Seaford Scene Website:- Hugo (Asa Butterfield THE BOY IN THE...

  • Cheese & Wine Tasting

    Fundraising in conjunction with Sainsburys at local attraction Paradise Park raise a little over £200 despite the cold. Well done Guys!

  • Important Announcement

    Important announcement: Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we have cancelled the Friday Drop-in session at the Children's Centre for Friday 30th November (3.30pm - 5.00pm). There normally isn't one over Christmas, so the next Friday Drop-in will be January 25th 2013 (3.30pm to...

  • Sx. Freemasons Donate £1,200

    The Seaford Down’s Syndrome and Special Needs Support group has received a donation of £1,200 from Sussex freemasons.

  • Seaford Lioness Club Donation

    Wendy Simmons from the Seahaven Lioness Club nominated the Seaford Down's Syndrome as Special Needs Support Group as this months nominated charity.

  • Important Information About the Group

    10th November 2012 Dear Friends and Members, As some of you may already be aware, Sen Smallwood has decided to step down as Chairperson and Trustee of the charity, and the Trustees have formally accepted her resignation as of 4th November 2012. Over the past few years, Sen has worked tirelessly to...

  • SEAFORD: Seaford councillor to run 12th marathon

    Published Date: 13th August 2012 in the Sussex Express  Seaford councillor to run his 12th marathon for the Seaford Down's Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group... 

  • AGM 28th August 2012

    On the 28th August 2012, the Seaford Downs Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group will hold their Annual General Meeting.  There's certainly a lot to get through, including recruiting new  or reelecting current Trustee positions and recruiting much needed fundraisers. If you think you have what...

  • Play Matters for Special Kids

    We're proud to announce that we have been awarded £9600 from the Big Lottery Fund for our new project Play Matters for Special Kids.

  • Seaford's Mayor Names Our Group as Nominated Charity for 2012

    For her second year of office, after raising over £6000 last year, Councillor Linda Wallraven, Mayor of Seaford has chosen 2 local charities to support in 2012We have been lucky enough to have been chosen as Linda's nominated charity along with St. James' Trust for 2012 Norman Baker MP will open...

  • Matt Varndells 100K Walk

    On the 12th May 2012, Matt Varndells walked 100k in the London to Brighton Challenge and raised £1300 - well done Matt  

  • e-petition: Ring fence money for people with learning disabilties

    Please help the cause by signing the below e-petition to ensure the Goverment ring fence money for people with learning disabilities This petition, started by Rosa Monckton and a host of celebrities, best selling authors and entrepreneurs are backing this campaign calling on the Government to...

  • Drusillas Dreamnight 2012

    On Friday 1st June 2012, Drusillas (zoo) Park are hosting another Dreamnight this year, exclusively for chronically ill and disabled children and their families to enjoy free access to the Park after it closes.Based on the the success of last years Drusillas' Dreamnight, the team at Drusillas...

  • New Monthly Venue

    Our usual monthly Saturday Meetings are now to be held at the Mercread Youth Centre, Mercread Road, Seaford. BN25 1AB, tel. 01323 892 531 The usual Saturday monthly meetings are now to be held at the Mercread Youth Centre on Mercread Road. This is effective from the 14th April 2012. Best places to...

  • General Steering Meeting 20th March 2012

    Agenda for meeting Tuesday 20th March 2012 WHEREWaves Drop-in Centre, 8 Church Street, Seaford. BN25 1HG tel. 01323 873797 website: wavesseaford.org.uk TIME:8pm - 10pm AGENDAAgree minutes from last meetingChildren’s Centre access issueHealth and safety issuesMercread Centre new venue for monthly...

  • Meeting Minutes 5th January 2012

    Minutes of Committee Meeting held on 5th January 2012Attendees: Sen Smallwood (Chairperson), Kathy Hobson (Treasurer), Claire Waterland, Michelle Evans, Katie Harding, Lisa Blay, Jackie MacDonnell 1. Agree minutes of last meeting held on 20th October 2011 The chairperson requested an addition to...

  • Parent Link Taster Sessions

    On the 9th March, 2012, Parentlink are hosting free taster sessions for parents of children with additional needs. Free taster sessions for parents of children with additional needs and/or disability.  Come along for up to two sessions and lunch. Morning sessions will be repeated in the afternoon. Choose...

  • Speech Therapy

    The Seaford Down's Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group are now running speech and language therapy sessions for children with additional needs.  

  • Seaford Striders Mince Pie Race!

    The Seaford Striders held their annual Mince Pie Race on Sunday 11th Dec. 2011 and we were chosen as their supported charity of the year.

  • General Steering Meeting 20th October 2011

    Notes from meeting Thurs., 20 Oct. 2011AttendeesSen Smallwood, Sally Hipkiss, Dave Brown, Alison Woodman (Latter part of the evening), Claire Waterland, Kathy Hobson, Michelle Evans, Jackie McDonnell. Updates/Developments Current funds available are £11,485 (18/10/11). £3562 is allocated to...

  • Specialist Training Day 20/1

    On Friday January 20th 2012, we hosted a specialist two part training day : Behaviour as Communication and Developing Speech Language and Literacy Skills Across the Curriculum...

  • Leaders Christmas Party

    Leaders Christmas PartyThe Brighton letting agents Leaders hosted a Christmas party and fund raiser for the Seaford Down's Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group. Each year Leaders branches compete with each other to create the best window display. This year, Brighton Leaders approached the...

  • Race Night - Nov 4th 2011

    With 7 races on a big screen, the evening promises to be a lot of fun, with the chance to have a little flutter (or two). All proceeds will benefit the group.

  • Waitrose's Charity Choice

    Seaford Down's Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group are Waitrose's most popular charity of the month Seaford Down's Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group were nominated as one of three charities for the month of September for the Eastbourne Waitrose. The idea is that at the checkout, you...

  • Martin's Garden Railway

    Come & enjoy a ride on this 5 inch gauge garden railway on Saturday & Sunday 10 & 11 September between 11am & 5pm at the Blatchington Branch Garden Railway.

  • Minutes from Meeting 4th August 2011

    Notes from meeting Thursday, 4th August 2011 Attendees Sen Smallwood, Sally Hipkiss, Dave Brown, Mandi Brown, Alison Woodman, Claire Waterland, Jackie McDonnell, Michelle Evans, Katie Harding. Updates/DevelopmentsSWIMMING We now have names classes: Tiny Tadpoles – Parent and child in the water. Tadpoles –...

  • SEAFORD: ‘Outstanding’ nursery gets second accolade

    Published Date: 15th August 2011 in The Eastbourne Herald SEAFORD: ‘Outstanding’ nursery gets second accolade, awarded to the, buy the Seaford Down's Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group....read more

  • Fundraising Bike Ride & BBQ

    Peter Gardiner is organising a fundraising bike ride and BBQ. It will take place on the 4th September and will follow the 15 mile route from Hollingbury golf course...

  • Jade & Sams Quiz Night

    Jade and Sam organised a Childrens Party and a Quiz Night on our behalf. They worked extremely hard, organising both events, including advertising of the event on the..

  • Micklefield Nursery Outstanding Service Award

    Micklefield Nursery School in Seaford have once again been hailed for the outstanding level of skill and service to families within their community. Earlier on this year they received an outstanding Ofsted Award. The recent accolade comes from the local charity Seaford Down's Syndrome and Special...

  • Donation from GML and named charity of the year

    GML Construction donates £50 to the Seaford Down's Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group and names them their charity of the year GML Construction have kindly donated £50 to us and have named us as their Charity of the Year! About GMLThe GML Group is made up 4 companies involved in the fields of...

  • SBS Charity Of The Year

    Seaford Bonfire Society names Seaford Down's Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group as Charity of the year again, ready for the  2012 season...

  • Bert's Bakery Ltd Donates Massive Cake

    Bert's Bakery Ltd donated a really big cake for the Seaford Down's Syndrome and Special Needs Support Groups cake stand at this years Krazy Kite Fun Day 2011. Thank you Bert's Bakery for the cake, it helped raise £115 on the stall during the day.  Bert's Bakery's address is: Bert's Bakery  6,...

  • Donation from Cradle Hill Motors

    Cradle Hill Motors has donated £80 to the Seaford Down's Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group. A local garage, Cradle Hill Motors has donated £80 to the group! At Cradle Hill Motors, they offer;  car servicing, car repairs, MOT repairs, pre-MOT testing, MOT-testing, and other garage-related...

  • Childrens Party & Quiz Night

    On the 29th of July, Seaford Down's Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group member Jade has organised a childrens party AND a quiz night! They will both be held at the Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Ln, Bishopstone, Seaford, East Sussex BN25 1PU. The Children's Party will start at 3pm and...

  • Minutes from AGM 9th June 2011

    Notes from meeting Thursday, 9th June 2011Attendees Sen Smallwood, Sally Hipkiss, Dave Brown, Mandi Brown, Alison Woodman, Claire Waterland, Nicki Day, Penny Eade,Katie Harding, Michelle Evans. Updates/DevelopmentsSwimming Classes – New class on a Sunday at Seaford Head. Michelle to give Dave...

  • Donation from Nikki Bond Dance School

    Donation from Seafords Nikki Bond School of Dance. A big thank you to the Seaford Nikki Bond School of Dance who donated £80 to the group. A bit about Nikki...Nikki began dancing in her home town of Brighton and with the West Street School, Covent Garden. She completed her training at Ballet...

  • Krazy Kite Fun Day 2011

    The Seaford Family Focus Group invited The Seaford Down's Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group along to their annual Krazy Kite Fun Day.  The day was held in the Martello Fields in Seaford and we were luck enough to have a fantasticly sunny day. The day started at 10am and was filled with kite...

  • SEAFORD: Young dancers’ annual show

    Published Date: 29th June 2011 in The Eastbourne Herald SEAFORD: Young dancers’ annual show raises money for the Seaford Downs Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group....read more...

  • Downsed Training Day 6/11

    On the 22nd June, we hosted our first training day. Julie Hughes from Down Syndrome Education International presented a dynamic and most informative session.  

  • Fundraising

    Fundraising Throughout the year, the Seaford Down's Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group attend and organise many fundraisers. We are always looking for ingenious ways to raise money.  Read More...

  • Tom's 24hr Time Trial

    Tom Glandfield is competing in the National 24hr Cycling Time Trial Championships to raise money for our group and the East Sussex Deaf Childrens Society.

  • Drusillas Dream Night

    Seaford Down's Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group were lucky enough to be invited to a very special event at Drusillas Zoo Park near Alfriston.InviteOn the 3rd June 2011, the Seaford Down's Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group were invited to Dream Night. This is an occasion put on, on...

  • Donate

    Donate Since the group was setup, we have supported many children of additional needs, helping to make a difference to their lives for the better. Help us continue to do this by donating to our cause. Read more...

  • Volunteer

    Volunteer You could help out at any of our programmes - one (or both) of our monthly Family Drop-in's or our weekly Music...

  • The "Green Paper" - A New Approach to SEN and Disability

    The "Green Paper" was presented to Parliment by The Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove and The Minister of State for Children and Families Sarah Teather. It discusses a new approach to special educational needs and disability and invites parents and professionals alike to consult to...

  • Justin Fletcher Visits Local Attraction

    Justin Fletcher - aka Mr Tumble is to visit Drusillas Zoo, near Alfriston, making a special guest appearance for one day only. The Cbeebies Superstar will tumble into Drusillas Park on Sunday 29th May. The popular children’s presenter will be performing songs in two separate shows, as well as...

  • Million Metre Swim

    Update: Matt Eades and Scott Morgan, finished their challenge on the 13th Dec. at 6pm, the boys finished the final laps with an audience of cheering friends and supporters

  • Family Drop In

    Next: None We meet twice a month. Each group meeting is open to all families with children with special needs. Come for a chance to relax and chat to other parents.

  • Swimming Programme

    Next: Sat 23rd Dec 2017 @ 5:00 pm Our Swimming Programme for children with complex needs. Supported by the BBC's Children In Need, the programme runs each weekend at local pools.

  • Music Programme

    Next: Wed 20th Dec 2017 @ 4:30 pm Our sensory Music Programme helps to improve speech and language, fine and gross motor skill and enhances greater reasoning and promotes higher intelligence.

  • Notes from meeting 9th April 2011

    Minutes for the meeting held 9th April 2011 to discuss Mandi's Maternity LeaveAttendeesSen Smallwood, Sally Hipkiss, Dave Brown, Mandi Brown Treasurer - Mandi Brown -Treasurer is now on maternity leave. It was agreed that Kathleen Hobson of 9 Walmer Road, Seaford, East Sussex would take over the...

  • Rotary Club Cheque Presentation Feb 2011

    Published Date: 21st March 2011 in the Rotary Club of Seaford Martello News SectionSen Smallwood of the Seaford Down's Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group is presented a cheque from the Rotary Club of Seaford Martello...read more...

  • DownsEd Training Day 22nd June 2011

    The Seaford Down's Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group are hosting an essential training day designed to support education and speech and language professionals in meeting the needs of pupils with Down's Syndrome in primary schools.

  • General Steering Meeting 15th February 2011

    Notes from the General Steering Meeting on 15th Feb 2011. Attendees Sen Smallwood, Sally Hipkiss, Dave Brown, Alison Woodman, Linda Excell, Claire Waterland, Kathy Hobson, Katie Harding, Michelle Evans, Lip Glandfield and Paula. Updates on plans for expansion.Children’s Centre at Cradle Hill...

  • Ready to take the plunge for Charity

    Published Date: 4th Februrary 2011 in Wave Leisure NewsReady to take the plunge for Charity - Two lifeguards are taking the plunge by swimming a million metres to help raise funds for a Seaford charity.... read more......

  • SEAFORD: Pair are ready to take the plunge at charity swim

    Published Date: 3rd Feb 2011 in Eastbourne HeraldTWO lifeguards are taking the plunge by swimming a million metres to help raise funds for a Seaford charity. Matt Eades from the town and Scott Morgan from Saltdean are hoping to complete the feat over the course of a year to support the Seaford Downs...

  • Registered Charity Status

    Seaford Down's Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group have now become a registered charity   We have been working hard toward  this goal for the past year and have finally achieved it.   Sen Smallwood, our chairperson said "On behalf of all the members that we are thrilled at our achievements this...

  • General Steering Meeting 8th December 2010

    Minutes from General steering meeting 8th December 2010 In attendance: Sen Smallwood, Mandi Brown, Michelle Evans, Claire, Kathy, Catharine Sarah.Apologies from: Sally hipkiss, Dave Brown, Hannah, Andy, Ali woodman 1.      Child protection update.2.      Update on plans for expansion, what would people...

  • Special Needs Trampolining

     Special Needs Trampolining Special Needs Bouncers Pay as you go trampolining, Saturdays at the Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford £4.50

  • Nutrition for children with Down's Syndrome and Additional needs

    Nutrition for children with Down’s Syndrome and Additional needs Talk by Dr Ese Stacey of the Hannah Trust Talk by Dr Ese Stacey of the Hannah Trust on Nutrition for children with Down’s Syndrome and Additional needs This is the first in a series of talks highlighting the important issues...

  • Community Benefits from Wave

    Published Date 13th July 2010 in Wave Leisure NewsWave Leisure are delighted to be able to announce that 32 individuals, small organisations and schools across the Lewes District have benefitted from the Local Community Fund, with a total of £3000 being distributed...read...

  • Sen's inspiration helps others

    Published Date: 24th June 2009 in the Eastbourne HeraldSen's inspiration helps others - SEN Smallwood was inspired to create a support group after meeting people in a similar situation to her own following the birth of her son Finn...

  • Music and Rhythm Class

    Music and Rhythm ClassServices We are pleased to announce our latest project, sensory music and rhythm classes for children with additional needs in Seaford and the surrounding area. The class will be taken by specialist music teacher Ruth Whitelaw, who currently runs the music program in...

  • Music and Rythm Flyer

    Sensory Music and Rhythm Class for Children with Additional Needs. We are pleased to announce our latest project, music and rhythm classes for children in Seaford and the surrounding area. The class will be taken by specialist music teacher Ruth Whitelaw, who currently runs the music program in...

  • Barnardos' Buddy service

       Barnardo's East Sussex Buddy ServiceServicesBarnardo's East Sussex Buddy Service have just recruited a local server co-ordinator. As part of the Aiming High Program, Silvia Navarro was awarded the job.

  • Donation from two events!

    Donation Fundraising   Two donations, one from Telescombe village stud farm and the other from Seaford Family Focus Group. A big thank you to all that helped raise the money.

  • Music and brain development

    Music and Brain Development Services Helping our children reach their full potential. Will music make you Smarter? In fact the answer to this question is still a resounding yes, since numerous research studies do prove that studying music contributes unequivocally to the positive development of the...

  • Donations!

    DonationFundraisingWe have recieved a donation of £30 from Mr & Mrs Snelling, relatives of our members who have often attended the group meetings as volunteers. Thank you guys for your efforts! A BIG THANK YOU TO THEM

  • Fundraising updates

    Race Night Fundraising Fundraising On the 15th January 2010, Seaford Primary School in conjunction with St. Wilfrid's Hospice and Seaford Downs Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group hosted a "Night at the Races" At Seaford Primary School, 15th Janurary St. Wilfrid's Hospice and Seaford Downs...

  • Saturday Childrens Meeting on 12th June 2010

     More children's meeting on Saturday's! Children's meetings  Dates will be : Saturday 12th June and 14th August  both at 2pm to 4pm in the Downs leisure centre.   Hopefully this means that more people who can't always make the week day meetings will be able to attend and perhaps some dads can come...

  • A Vital resource for parents is hoping to gain charity status.

    Published Date: 9th Feb 2010 in The Argus A Vital resource for parents is hoping to gain charity status. (Seaford Downs Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group)....read more

  • Seaford panto raises more than £1k

    Published Date: 03 February 2010 in EastbourneHeraldA PANTO which was dedicated to the memory of a Seaford resident has helped to raise in excess of £1,000 for charity....read...

  • Cheque Presentation at the Rotary Club

    Published Date: Feb 2010 at The Rotary Club Sen Smallwood attends a Cheque presentation at the Rotary Club....read more

  • development of a swim program

    Swimming Program Services Seaford Downs Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group  swimming program for children with complex needs. Seaford Downs Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group are in the process of working with the local leisure centre to structure a swim program for children with...

  • Dr Ese Stacey's early development program is now available

    Dr Ese Stacey's Early Development Program Developmental The excellent early development program of Dr Ese Stacey is now available for all through her clinic's in eastbourne Brighton and London. Her program is highly motivational having wonderful results with many children so far,  though her...

  • Sen and Andy Smallwood Visit the Rotary Club

    Published Date: 19th October 2009 - Rotary Club Website Sen and Andy Smallwood Visit the Rotary Club to promote the group....read more

  • Kate Gomez offering Donation Based Councelling

    Local Counsellor Kate Gomez is Offering Donation Based Counselling Services Person-Centred counsellor Kate Gomez is offering donation based councelling on Monday or Thursday mornings.   From Kate: I am a recently qualified Person-Centred counsellor. I am able to offer counselling  on Monday or...

  • PARENTLINK

    Parent Partnership Service (PARENT LINK) Services : Parent link (East Sussex Parent Partnership Service) the S.E.N. (Special Educational Needs) Code of Practice, and respond to local needs.

  • talk given by Dr Ese Stacey

    Movement and how it affects the brain Talk by Dr Ese Stacey Dr Ese Stacey gave a very informative talk on movement and how it affects the brain at the Waves Centre, 21st July 2009. The talk given by Dr Ese Stacey, was extremely informative, giving a greater understanding of the pathways in which...

  • Fundraising at the 2009 Seaford Fun Day

    Fundraising at the 10th Annual Seaford Fun Day Fundraising The 10th Annual Seaford Fun Day played host to Sen's latest fundraising. Sen held a tombola and managed to raise £71.00! Enormous fun was had at this years Seaford Fun Day on the 7th July 2009. The event was hosted by the Downs Leisure...

  • aiming high govenment program

    Aiming High Services Local Authorities and PCTs have been allocated new funding to develop greater short break capacity and to meet a specification for a full service offer by April 2011.   The short breaks programme is part of Aiming High for Disabled Children (AHDC) – a three year government...

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    Local Counsellor Offering Donation Based Counseling Services Our local counselor will be offering 2 hrs of free or low cost donation based counseling. Kate Gomez will be offering this service, availble from the end of July 2009. Kate's technique is a person centred approach. Anyone interested in...

  • Fundraising at weight watchers during Downs Syndrome awareness week

    Fundraising at Weight Watchers Fundraising Mandi and Harry hosted a fundraising event at the Seaford Weight Watchers Meeting and raised £81.20. On the 10th June Mandi and Harry raised funds and awareness for Downs Syndrome awareness week, at the Seaford Weight Watchers meeting. The meeting...

  • Downs Syndrome Awareness Week

    Down's Syndrome Awareness Week8th - 14th June 2009Its Down's Syndrome Awareness week! The Down's Syndrome Association are campaigning for high quality information to be given parents after a prenatal or postnatal diagnosis of Down's Syndrome. The Down's Syndrome Association want the Goverment to...

  • Movement and how it affects the brain - talk by Dr Ese Stacey

    Movement and how it affects the brain Talk by Dr Ese Stacey Dr Ese Stacey will be giving a talk on movement and how it affects the brain. This talk will be held on the evening of the 21st July, at the Waves Centre.  Dr Ese Stacey will be giving a presentation on movement and...

  • Minutes from Comittee Meeting 5th May

    Committee Minutes Minutes from 5th May Meeting now online The minutes from the Committee Meeting that took place on the 5th May at the Waves Center are now available to registered users. If you haven't already registered a user account, then do so, so that you are able to read (and correct where...

  • Seaford Gazette Interview 4th or 5th June 2009

    Seaford Downs Syndrome and Special Needs Support GroupInterview with Seaford GazetteSen has arranged the possibility of an interview with the Seaford Gazette on either the 4th or 5th of June. Update: Joanna from the Seaford Gazette will visit us at our next childrens meeting (18th June, Olympic...

  • Fundraising at Chyngton School

    Fundraising Fundraising cake sale Hana Smallwood raises £114 from a cake sale at Chyngton School. Hana Smallwood Raised £114.00 running a cake sale at Chyngton School. It was a great day everyone enjoyed baking EATING and helping out.

  • Website new features

    Whats new on Seaford-dssnsg.co.uk Website New Features   New pages, features and generally new stuff   As you might have already discovered, the website is now hosted live! The address(es) are www.seaford-dssnsg.co.uk & www.seaford-dssnsg.org.uk

  • Dynamic Flyer

    The Seaford Downs Syndrome Support Group aims to provide enrichment to the lives of people with Downs Syndrome and their families. We aim to provide enrichment for pre-school age children using the latest research based studies. Our pre-school age group meets once a month. The committee...

  • Pictures of Harry

      Pictures of Harry Brown This article attempts to showcase what can be achieved by a registered user of Seaford Downs Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group. Here's an assortment of pictures of our little Harry. Harry is always smiling (especially for the camera) and nothing seems to get him...

  • Downs Syndrome Association Affiliation!

    Seaford Downs Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group Downs Syndrome Association Affilliation The Seaford Downs Syndrome Support Group are now affiliated with the Downs Syndrome Association. Sen has setup an affiliation with the Downs Syndrome Association. What does Downs Syndrome Association...

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    SDSSG Website Things Left To-do Below is a list of items that need to be completed for the website. Anyone with a user account can add to this list.

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