LDSSG 2017 Charity Calendar

LDSSG Committee are excited to confirm that our 2017 LDSSG charity calendar is now available!

The calendar is bigger and better than ever at A3 size, and with more models, but at the same bargain price of £5.

Looking for a stocking filler or secret Santa gift this year, then look no further.

To get your copy please complete the “contact us” form, alternatively email or call 07854004229

But be quick they are proving to be extremely popular this year with over 300 copies sold in just over 1 week!


Exam congratulations

Please join us in congratulating one of our members, Sarah Reid on her recent achievements.

Sarah, 23, has this year finished at Stamford New College having passed both her English GCSE with a grade C, and achieving an NVQ 2 in Hospitality & Catering services.

These are both fantastic achievements and both Sarah and her family are very proud.


Congratulations Sarah


If you have any stories about any of our members that you would like us to share, please email




Down’s Syndrome Football and Multi Sport Sessions

Here within the Imps in the Community at Lincoln City FC we have been working with the Down’s Syndrome Association through DSActive to deliver a football club.

This football club has been running for 4 years and continues to provide an opportunity to play football. I know that over the years many of you have been but we hope our new sessions will see you return and engage in some more sporting activities.

From Saturday 5th November 2016, we will be moving into an indoor venue at Lincoln Christ Hospital School where we will be providing two different sessions to provide some choice with Lincoln City FC.

At 10:00am we will be delivering a 1 hour multi-sport session where we plan to rotate sports across the year in order for participants to have a go at different sports. Depending on the success of each sport, we will look at expanding in the future if the demand is high.

From 11:00am we will deliver a football specific session so we can continue training our squad and also provide a warm, dry space for others to engage who do not want to play competitively.

The cost of each session is £4.00 however if people want to attend both sessions then it will cost £6.00. We hope that these sessions turn out to be popular and we can try and grow what is on offer and look at how we link in with other sports.

If you have any further questions or want anymore information please do not hesitate to call on 01522 563792 or email We look forward to meeting everyone and have fun delivering to the groups.

Please the attached flyer for further details




Grantham Tennis Club – disability day, July 16th 2016

gtc-logo-blueGTC disability day flyer

Grantham Tennis Club are having a disability tennis day as part of the Lawn Tennis Association’s Great British Tennis Weekend.

It will take place on Saturday July 16th and is a FREE event for those aged 3 years and upwards

Richard Edgley (Head Coach at GTC) said:

“I really hope it’s something that LDSSG would like to be involved with. We plan to put the emphasis very much on fun and games.”
The event will be on all day starting from 10am with a “Learning Disability Tennis” session between 4-6pm, with a disco booked for the evening


For more details about the event or Grantham Tennis Club please follow the link



LDSSG 2016 Charity Calendar

Following our successful launch event at the Bentley Hotel in Lincoln on Saturday 10th October, I am pleased to announce that the 2016 LDSSG Charity Calendar is now on sale.

Featuring 15 of our gorgeous members from the Lincolnshire area as the models, we hope the calendar will help to raise awareness of Down’s Syndrome and also much needed funds for us to continue our valuable work.

As a small parent led committee, all of our time and resource is provided free of charge, all of the money we raise is put towards helping our members. That help ranges from funding of essential life lessons (swimming, speech & language etc), help towards the purchase of specialist equipment, down to organising fun events and get together for our members and their families.

Priced at only £5 the calendar would make a great secret Santa gift or present for a friend who would appreciate being able to help a deserving cause!

Calendars are on sale now, to get your copy email (postage priced at £2 per copy if required), or via the contact page

Thank you in advance for your fantastic support


Autumn Newsletter 2015

Please click on the link below to view our Autumn 2015 Newsletter

LDSSG Newsletter September 2015



21 Signs You Might Be the Parent of a Child With Down Syndrome

Raising any child can be a challenging, joyful and rewarding experience, but parenting a child with Down syndrome can involve its own unique quirks.

The Mighty and Downs Designs Dreams*, an organization that designs clothing specifically for people with special needs, asked our readers on Facebook to complete this sentence: You might be the parent of a child with Down syndrome if ____.

Take a look at some of our favorite responses below for a glimpse into what it’s like to parent a child with Down syndrome, and add your own answers in the comment section at the bottom.

Read more:

The struggle to find work when you have Down’s syndrome

Interesting article on the BBC website published today





Spring 2015 Newsletter

Please click on the link below to view our Spring 2015 Newsletter


LDSSG Newsletter May 2015

Grantham Journal Leogland trip

This summer the Grantham Journal will be sending coach-loads of deserving youngsters and their families to Legoland Windsor.

To be in with a chance of joining them please visit the link below for further details.


It’s easy! Simply send a letter or email. We need to know:

** The name of your child, an explanation of their disability/condition, age and full address

** The name, age and address of all parents/guardians and siblings hoping to join the child on the trip to Legoland Windsor

** A letter confirming the child’s disability/condition from a GP, consultant or other specialist

** Full contact details for the parent/guardian.

Send your email to or address a letter to: Summer Sizzler Appeal, Grantham Journal, St Peter’s House, St Peter’s Hill, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 6QB.