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Weekly News - 29th April 2024

Welcome to our newsletter for this week.

This week we have Sunbeams (Ages 0-4)Makaton Signing for Babies and Families, Early Development - Caterpillars and TadpolesParent & Carer Get Together with Refresh CarersCricket for young people aged 12-25 yearsSiblings GroupOnline Karaoke Session for ages 10+ and Karaoke for Sunflowers (Ages 2-8).

As always we are available by telephone and email for advice, support and signposting – please don’t hesitate to get in touch at any time.

Weekday: 07442 332678

Weekend: 07472 320168 

Email: adminteam@sunshineandsmiles.org.uk

Latest news

21 Co. Raffle

We have a gorgeous hamper full of 21 Co. gifts, treats and goodies and treats to raffle (worth £100-£150).

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Makaton on Emmerdale!

Ruth Mercer, who delivers some of our Speech & Language Sessions, recently helped with the use of Makaton on Emmerdale

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Thank you - Leeds Knights Official Supporters Club!

Leeds Knights Official Supporters Club recently held an online “Raffall” for Sunshine & Smiles - and they raised a whopping £928 for us!

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WDSD Thank Yous

So many individuals and organisations chose to support Sunshine & Smiles this World Down Syndrome Day, and we’re very grateful.

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Thank you, Hobson, Defender & Viveka!

Last weekend, Indie-rock bands Hobson, Defender and Viveka came together for a concert and to raise money for Sunshine & Smiles.

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Research - Participants Required

Take part in a study focusing on the correlation between stress, quality of life and occupational participation in health-promoting activities among parents with children with learning disabilities

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What's on this week

Individual Support Sessions

Individual Support Sessions

Every Monday
Next date: Mon, 29th Apr 2024 - Fri, 3rd May 2024

9:30am-2:30pm: Face to face, phone or video support available

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Sunbeams (Ages 0-4)

Sunbeams (Ages 0-4)

Every Monday, 10:30-12:00
Next date: Mon, 29th Apr 2024

Join us with your little one for play and a cuppa, with some singing and signing too

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Makaton Signing for Babies and Families

Makaton Signing for Babies and Families

Next date: Mon, 29th Apr 2024, 12:30-13:30

A six week course to learn some Makaton signing

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Early Development Group - Caterpillars

Early Development Group - Caterpillars

Next date: Tue, 30th Apr 2024, 10:00-11:30

Using tools & resources to encourage development

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Parent & Carer Get Together with Refresh Carers

Parent & Carer Get Together with Refresh Carers

Next date: Tue, 30th Apr 2024, 10:30-12:00

This month Refresh Carers will be joining us to share what they do and how they can offer support to people who care for someone.

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Early Development Group - Tadpoles

Early Development Group - Tadpoles

Next date: Wed, 1st May 2024, 10:00-11:30

Using tools & resources to encourage development

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Cricket for young people aged 12-25 years

Cricket for young people aged 12-25 years

Next date: Wed, 1st May 2024, 18:30-19:30

Cricket will be back at Meanwood Cricket Club this week, weather depending.

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Siblings Group

Siblings Group

Every other Wednesday, 18:30-20:00
Next date: Wed, 1st May 2024

The Sunshine & Smiles Siblings Group is a fun but safe space for siblings of those with Down syndrome.

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Online Karaoke Session for ages 10+

Online Karaoke Session for ages 10+

Every other Thursday, 19:00-20:00
Next date: Thu, 2nd May 2024

Join us online for singing fun with Kerry

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Sunflowers (Ages 2-8)

Sunflowers (Ages 2-8)

Next date: Sat, 4th May 2024, 11:15-12:15

Sunflowers for ages 2-8 on a Saturday morning, every 2 weeks. 

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Individual Support Sessions

Individual Support Sessions

Every Monday
Next date: Mon, 6th May 2024 - Fri, 10th May 2024

9:30am-2:30pm: Face to face, phone or video support available

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Early Development Group - Busy Bees

Early Development Group - Busy Bees

Next date: Tue, 7th May 2024, 10:00-11:30

Using tools & resources to encourage development

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Early Development Group - Ducklings

Early Development Group - Ducklings

Next date: Tue, 7th May 2024, 12:30-14:00

Using tools & resources to encourage development

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Yoga for Smilers and Youth (Ages 8-18)

Yoga for Smilers and Youth (Ages 8-18)

Next date: Sat, 11th May 2024, 11:30-13:15

This week Harriet from Wellnest Kirkstall will be joining us for a yoga session, starting slightly later at 11:30

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Family swim at Bramley Baths

Family swim at Bramley Baths

Every other Saturday, 15:15-17:15
Next date: Sat, 11th May 2024

Our next family swim session

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