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Weekly News - 27th May 2020

Welcome to the Sunshine and Smiles weekly newsletter! This is where you will find all our upcoming events and news.

Given the current government guidance regarding social distancing and non-essential social gatherings we have taken the very difficult decision to temporarily suspend all our groups, face to face sessions, activities and to close 21 Co. Shop & Café.

This decision has not been made lightly and we know it has implications for many people.

We are still available by telephone and email for advice, support and signposting – please don’t hesitate to get in touch at any time:

Telephone: 07725041601

Email: hello@sunshineandsmiles.org.uk

Some of our sessions are now available online. Please see the events calendar on our website to see what's on. 

Latest news

Have Your Say - SEND Consultation

Help Leeds City Council Voice & Influence Team make changes for 2021

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Thank you The Linden Charitable Trust

Every penny donated to Sunshine & Smiles goes directly towards the vital support we offer

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Covid-19 Up to Date Information & Guidance

Important information for people and communities in Leeds

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New Guidelines on Thyroid Disorder in Children and Young People with Down Syndrome

DSMIG publish new guidance on thyroid function; Surveillance and when to initiate treatment

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Occupational Therapy Students on Role Emerging Placement with Sunshine & Smiles

The students would really value talking to our families and finding out what you think.

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Local Guidance & Resources

We know that things are changing daily so here is a current list of guidance and resources.

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What's on this week

Lauren's Online Speech & Language - Purple Groups

Lauren's Online Speech & Language - Purple Groups

Next date: Wed, 10th Jun 2020, 10:00-10:45

These are the Purple Groups and invitations will be sent out with the link to join the session.

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Online Made with Music Age 2-8

Online Made with Music Age 2-8

Next date: Sat, 20th Jun 2020, 11:30-12:10

Join in from home and get your musical minds at the ready

Find out more
Lauren's Online Speech & Language - Purple Groups

Lauren's Online Speech & Language - Purple Groups

Next date: Wed, 15th Jul 2020, 10:00-10:45

These are the Purple Groups and invitations will be sent out with the link to join the session.

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Virtual Individual Support Sessions

Virtual Individual Support Sessions

Every Monday, 09:30-13:30
Next date: Mon, 7th Sep 2020

Speak to a member of staff via phone or Zoom on Mondays

Find out more
Virtual Individual Support Sessions

Virtual Individual Support Sessions

Every Monday, 09:30-13:30
Next date: Mon, 14th Sep 2020

Speak to a member of staff via phone or Zoom on Mondays

Find out more
Lauren's Online Speech & Language - Purple Groups

Lauren's Online Speech & Language - Purple Groups

Next date: Wed, 16th Sep 2020, 10:00-10:45

These are the Purple Groups and invitations will be sent out with the link to join the session.

Find out more
Tropics Fundraiser

Tropics Fundraiser

Fri, 18th Sep 2020, 17:35 - Sun, 20th Sep 2020, 17:35

This weekend we are partnering with Rachel Swann, Independent Ambassador for Tropic Skincare, to hold a virtual pamper in order to raise funds for the charity.

Find out more
Virtual Individual Support Sessions

Virtual Individual Support Sessions

Every Monday, 09:30-13:30
Next date: Mon, 21st Sep 2020

Speak to a member of staff via phone or Zoom on Mondays

Find out more
Virtual Individual Support Sessions

Virtual Individual Support Sessions

Every Monday, 09:30-13:30
Next date: Mon, 28th Sep 2020

Speak to a member of staff via phone or Zoom on Mondays

Find out more
Online 0-3s Session

Online 0-3s Session

Every Monday, 13:30-14:45
Next date: Mon, 28th Sep 2020

Online 0-3 Session from 1:30pm - 2:40pm 

Find out more
Virtual Individual Support Sessions

Virtual Individual Support Sessions

Every Monday, 09:30-13:30
Next date: Mon, 5th Oct 2020

Speak to a member of staff via phone or Zoom on Mondays

Find out more
Online 0-3s Session

Online 0-3s Session

Every Monday, 13:30-14:45
Next date: Mon, 5th Oct 2020

Online 0-3 Session from 1:30pm - 2:40pm 

Find out more
Virtual Individual Support Sessions

Virtual Individual Support Sessions

Every Monday, 09:30-13:30
Next date: Mon, 12th Oct 2020

Speak to a member of staff via phone or Zoom on Mondays

Find out more
Online 0-3s Session

Online 0-3s Session

Every Monday, 13:30-14:45
Next date: Mon, 12th Oct 2020

Online 0-3 Session from 1:30pm - 2:40pm 

Find out more
Lauren's Online Speech & Language - Green Groups

Lauren's Online Speech & Language - Green Groups

Next date: Sun, 18th Oct 2020, 10:00-16:15

These are the Green Groups and we will send each family their time and Zoom information.

Find out more

Dates for your diary

Lauren's Online Speech & Language - Purple Groups

Lauren's Online Speech & Language - Purple Groups

Next date: Wed, 10th Jun 2020, 10:00-10:45

These are the Purple Groups and invitations will be sent out with the link to join the session.

Find out more
Online Made with Music Age 2-8

Online Made with Music Age 2-8

Next date: Sat, 20th Jun 2020, 11:30-12:10

Join in from home and get your musical minds at the ready

Find out more
Virtual Individual Support Sessions

Virtual Individual Support Sessions

Every Monday, 09:30-13:30
Next date: Mon, 7th Sep 2020

Speak to a member of staff via phone or Zoom on Mondays

Find out more
Tropics Fundraiser

Tropics Fundraiser

Fri, 18th Sep 2020, 17:35 - Sun, 20th Sep 2020, 17:35

This weekend we are partnering with Rachel Swann, Independent Ambassador for Tropic Skincare, to hold a virtual pamper in order to raise funds for the charity.

Find out more
Online 0-3s Session

Online 0-3s Session

Every Monday, 13:30-14:45
Next date: Mon, 28th Sep 2020

Online 0-3 Session from 1:30pm - 2:40pm 

Find out more
Lauren's Online Speech & Language - Green Groups

Lauren's Online Speech & Language - Green Groups

Next date: Sun, 18th Oct 2020, 10:00-16:15

These are the Green Groups and we will send each family their time and Zoom information.

Find out more
Online Movement with Katie Age 8-16

Online Movement with Katie Age 8-16

Next date: Sat, 24th Oct 2020, 12:30-13:10

PLEASE NOTE LATER TIME JUST FOR THIS WEEK

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Lauren's Online Speech & Language - Blue Groups

Lauren's Online Speech & Language - Blue Groups

Next date: Sat, 21st Nov 2020, 10:00-16:00

These are the Blue Groups and we will send each family their time and Zoom information.

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Ruth's online Speech and Language - Yellow groups

Ruth's online Speech and Language - Yellow groups

Next date: Mon, 23rd Nov 2020, 10:00-12:30

These are the face-to-face Yellow Groups hosted by Ruth Mercer

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POSTPONED - Magic Cycling Hour Sessions

POSTPONED - Magic Cycling Hour Sessions

Sun, 29th Nov 2020, 10:45-17:00

Cycling lessons on Sunday 29th November have been cancelled but there will be future sessions taking place. 

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Makaton Baby Sign - online

Makaton Baby Sign - online

Next date: Mon, 30th Nov 2020, 13:00-14:00

Online Makaton classes for families who have a child aged 6-12 months

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Sunshine & Smiles zoom Christmas Parties

Sunshine & Smiles zoom Christmas Parties

Sun, 13th Dec 2020, 10:00-16:00

Sunshine & Smiles Christmas Party - 13th December

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Online Teaching Assistant Forum

Online Teaching Assistant Forum

Wed, 3rd Feb 2021, 13:30-14:30

A regular forum for teaching assistants who support children with Down syndrome.

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Zoom call to thank Engage Interactive

Zoom call to thank Engage Interactive

Thu, 25th Feb 2021, 19:00-19:30

Join us on zoom to record a quick thank you to Engage Interactive for their fundraising for us.

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Online Beginners Yoga for 16+

Online Beginners Yoga for 16+

Every Sunday, 15:00-15:35
Next date: Sun, 28th Feb 2021

Online Beginners Yoga with Maddie

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Online Smilers Singing

Online Smilers Singing

Next date: Thu, 18th Mar 2021, 19:00-19:40

A relaxed online singing session for people aged 10+

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World Down Syndrome Day Zoom Gathering

World Down Syndrome Day Zoom Gathering

Sun, 21st Mar 2021, 11:00-12:00

Join us on Zoom to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day together.

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Online Mini Movers Age 2-8

Online Mini Movers Age 2-8

Next date: Sat, 27th Mar 2021, 11:30-12:10

Online Mini Movers for ages 2-8 at 11:30am

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Online Smilers Karaoke Session

Online Smilers Karaoke Session

Next date: Thu, 1st Apr 2021, 19:00-20:00

Get your song requests in!

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Online Made with Music for Ages 8-16

Online Made with Music for Ages 8-16

Next date: Sat, 10th Apr 2021, 11:30-12:10

Join in from home and get your musical minds at the ready

Find out more
Lauren's Online Speech & Language - Red Groups

Lauren's Online Speech & Language - Red Groups

Next date: Sat, 10th Apr 2021, 11:30-17:15

Individual group invitations will be sent out with the link to join the session.

Find out more
Lauren's Online Speech & Language - Orange Groups

Lauren's Online Speech & Language - Orange Groups

Next date: Sun, 11th Apr 2021, 09:30-16:30

Individual group invitations will be sent out with the link to join the session.

Find out more
Swim Session - Pre-booking Essential

Swim Session - Pre-booking Essential

Next date: Sat, 17th Apr 2021, 15:15-16:55

Bookings will open Saturday 10th April

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'I Want To Ride My Bike' Session

'I Want To Ride My Bike' Session

Sat, 22nd May 2021, 09:00-17:00

One-to-one cycling sessions with Dave Burns from I Want To Ride My Bike

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