Down's syndrome group to hold fundraising jumble sale

By Barrie Hudson - 4 May 2022


The next Swindon Down's Syndrome Group jumble sale will be held on Saturday, 14 May at St Barnabas Church Hall in Gorse Hill.

It will run from 10am until noon and items on sale will include clothing, shoes, belts, bags, jewellery, cakes, books, toys and DVDs.
Tea and coffee will be available.
The group has been supporting people with Down’s syndrome, their families and carers and all those with an interest in Down’s Syndrome since it was founded in 1984.
The organisation says on its website: "The Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group are a local charity who champion and support people with Down’s syndrome in Swindon and the surrounding area including Fairford, Malmesbury, Hungerford, Pewsey, Marlborough, Hullavington, Chippenham, Devizes, Calne, Ashton Keynes, Cirencester, Aldbourne, Bromham, Melksham and Cheltenham.

"We started as a small group of parents who met for coffee and provided each other with support. As time passed, more parents connected with the group and in 2003 we became a charity in our own right.

"We are a volunteer led charity, meaning everyone that has an active role in the Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group gives up their time to because of their love of the group."

Swindon Down's Syndrome Group aims to ensure that people with Down's Syndrome have the same opportunities as everybody else, and offers support, advice and group activities.

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