Welcome to Stepping Stones DS

Supporting children and young people with Down Syndrome and their families, one step at a time

Stepping Stones DS supports children and young people with Down Syndrome in North Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey. The group provides a wide range of support, activities and services for embers and their families. All activities are designed to build confidence and support our members in reaching their potential.

We put a high priority on empowerment and provide training for parents, teachers and other professionals to allow them to better support our members. Stepping Stones DS is an entirely volunteer led, self funding organisation. For information on how to join Stepping Stones DS please see our New Parents page

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Stepping Stones DS is a run by parents, for parents and carers of children and young people with Down Syndrome. We are an entirely volunteer led group and would love to hear from you if you would like to support us.

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Just to remind all Stepping Stones members that this weekend we have the following activities taking place.

On Saturday morning we have our Dance Workshops for our Secondary aged members, then in the afternoon we have our Secondary Tennis activity. Then on Sunday we have a Horse Riding for Group 4 members.

Please see your emails for more details on any of these activities and please remember if you have any questions or need to get in touch about any of our activities please email activities@steppingstonesds.co.uk
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On Thursday 25th May the Guildford Institute of Insurance Golf Society held their annual charity day at Puttenham Golf Club. The team behind it, which includes Paul, Dad to Amy, decided to support Stepping Stones DS and to do something a bit special. They roped in Geoff King (shown here with Sarah at the evening presentation) a friend and veteran fundraiser, and they decided he would do a 50 Hole Challenge, accompanied by his 2 grandsons and Nick Faldo's son, Matthew.

Geoff set about gaining sponsorship and cheques started arriving from the length and breadth of the country. Before the evening presentation began we had already received more than £5000. On the night Sarah was left speechless (really!!) when totally unexpectedly she was handed a cheque for £10,000 from a charitable trust which Geoff had arranged to support us. Money is still coming in and the total for the day is looking like being very close to £20,000!

Paul, Geoff and all involved it is hard to adequately express our heartfelt thanks for your efforts. This is a truly incredible amount to have raised and will cover the cost of all the activities and services that we provide for almost 3 months!
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Just to remind all Stepping Stones members that we have a Sensory Suite session taking place tomorrow, if you would be interested in attending please see your emails for more details and let Rachel or Vicki know.

Then at the weekend we have the following activities taking place, on Saturday morning we have our Dance & Drama activity and our Dance Workshops for our Secondary aged members taking place, then in the afternoon we have our Secondary Tennis activity. Then on Sunday we have a Horse Riding for Group 3 members.

Please see your emails for more details on any of these activities and please remember if you have any questions or need to get in touch about any of our activities please email activities@steppingstonesds.co.uk
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There is still time to sign up for the opening draw of the Hart Lottery, and support SSDS!

Tickets are only £1 and SSDS receives 50p for every ticket purchased for our cause. We would love to sell 50 tickets for the first draw on the 8th of July.

The weekly jackpot is £25,000, and for the first draw you could also win a stay at the Four Seasons, or an annual gym membership.

To sign up and help us reach our goal please visit www.hartlottery.co.uk/support/stepping-stones-ds
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Message for all Stepping Stones DS members, if you are interested in attending this years Summer Picnic and have not yet let us know that you can make it, please do check your emails and let Rob know before the end of next week. ... See MoreSee Less

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