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Closed 30/05/2017

raised of £650 target by 28 supporters

    Weʼve raised £695 to fund a drama group for children with Downs Syndrome

    Woodley, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 30th May 2017

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    The Champions Drama Group has been running for 10 years, bringing lots of fun and laughter to the members and a chance for parents to have a break and go for a coffee.
    The Group was commissioned by a charity using a grant from a local council. Unfortunately the charity folded and the funding stopped.
    We have tried to carry on without funding but are struggling to meet staffing, equipment and hall hire costs.
    We desperately want the group to continue as the children love the group. It is designed to be a drama/play session. The children act scenes, dress up, paint their faces, play music, sing and dance. They also write their own stories and plays, keep scrap books and do arts and crafts. While they are having fun they are also developing their speech, learning about sharing and taking turns and developing social skills.
    Parents can go over to the local cafe and have a drink and a chat or do some shopping, confident that their children are enjoying themselves - and at the end of term they are invited to a relaxed performance showcasing what the children have been doing.
    The children are supported by a dedicated team of staff and volunteer/s who enable them to work individually or in a group, providing one-to-one support when needed. We have someone on the team who has Downs Syndrome herself, who provides understanding and is an amazing role model.
    The adults seem to get as much out of the group as the children, being entertained and getting the chance to laugh and have fun too! Children and adults alike are happily exhausted at the end of the session!
    Parents have said that they value the group because they feel it is a space where their child is accepted and where they are cared about.



    • Alison Carroll3 years ago
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      3 years ago
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    • Alison Carroll3 years ago
      Alison Carroll

      Alison Carroll

      3 years ago

      Last day! Thanks to Emma, Helen & Suzanne for latest donations on the page taking us up to 91% and a boost from a cash donation! Thanks to everyone we are good to go for another term. Overwhelmed by the good will and warmth which has made this possible. Thank you! Ali

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    • Alison Carroll3 years ago
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      3 years ago

      And thanks to Emma!

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    • Alison Carroll3 years ago
      Alison Carroll

      Alison Carroll

      3 years ago

      79%! Wow! More thanks: Laura, Sam, Lisa & Arthur, Judy, Karen (please join us soon!), A Harris, Jax, Indy, Yulia, Matthew S, Jordan, Helen J, Steven, the Martians (out of this world!) and anonymous donors. Special friends and amazing strangers coming together to support these incredible children. Thank you

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    Page last updated on: 5/30/2017 14.02



    • John Turner

      John Turner

      May 30, 2017

      Keep up the excellent good work, Ali. Very proud of you, JT xx


    • Suzanne Taylor

      Suzanne Taylor

      May 27, 2017


    • Helen Winter

      Helen Winter

      May 24, 2017

      Nearly there!Thanks Ali


    • The Martians

      The Martians

      May 14, 2017

      This group is truly unique and offers something very important to the children who attend and their families. It is a safe and encouraging environment, where friendships are made and confidence grows.


    • Emma Sterry

      Emma Sterry

      May 12, 2017

      Good luck


    • Steven Leek

      Steven Leek

      May 6, 2017

      Good luck reaching your target


    • Helen J

      Helen J

      May 5, 2017


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    Alison Carroll

    Alison Carroll

    Woodley, United Kingdom

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