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Ups and Downs Southwest is a Down Syndrome support charity serving children and young people, their parents/carers and all linked professionals dealing with the health and education of children and young people who have Down Syndrome.

Somerset Office

Our head office is based in Somerset and from here we cover, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, North Somerset and Wiltshire.

Bristol Office

For families and professionals in the Bristol area, we have a dedicated team based at The Park Centre, Knowle.

Little Lotto Winners March 2024

Little Lotto Winners March 2024

  Congratulations to our Little Lotto Winners March 2024   Well done to our latest winners in the Ups and Downs Southwest Little Lotto 50/50 Club. You could be in for a chance of winning in the next draw by signing up below.

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Out of This World Event

Out of This World Event

#endthestereotypes Thank you to everyone who attended our ‘Out of This World’ family event on 16th March 2024. With over 20 families attending, it was lovely to see so many parents, carers, and siblings enjoying an amazing family outing together. As you can see from...

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Little Lotto Winners February 2024

Little Lotto Winners February 2024

  Congratulations to our Little Lotto Winners February 2024   Well done to our latest winners in the Ups and Downs Southwest Little Lotto 50/50 Club. You could be in for a chance of winning in the next draw by signing up below.

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Little Lotto Winners January 2024

Little Lotto Winners January 2024

  Congratulations to our Little Lotto Winners January 2024   Well done to our latest winners in the Ups and Downs Southwest Little Lotto 50/50 Club. You could be in for a chance of winning in the next draw by signing up below.

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Little Lotto Winners December 2023

Little Lotto Winners December 2023

  Congratulations to our Little Lotto Winners December 2023   Well done to our latest winners in the Ups and Downs Southwest Little Lotto 50/50 Club. You could be in for a chance of winning in the next draw by signing up below.

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Little Lotto Winners November 2023

Little Lotto Winners November 2023

  Congratulations to our Little Lotto Winners November 2023   Well done to our latest winners in the Ups and Downs Southwest Little Lotto 50/50 Club. You could be in for a chance of winning in the next draw by signing up below.

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Skydive

Skydive

Jump! On a slightly cloudy Sunday morning on the 10th of September 2023, brother and sister Naomi and Matthew Symons bravely jumped out of an aeroplane at 15,000 feet and completed their first tandem Skydive, raising over £1,500 in aid of our charity. Inspired by...

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Little Lotto Winners August 2023

Little Lotto Winners August 2023

  Congratulations to our Little Lotto Winners August 2023   Well done to our latest winners in the Ups and Downs Southwest Little Lotto 50/50 Club. You could be in for a chance of winning in the next draw by signing up below.

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My Challenge 2123?

My Challenge 2123?

Are you ready for #mychallenge2123 To celebrate World Down Syndrome Month, we invite you to participate in our challenge of walking, running, or cycling 21 miles during October. It is an excellent way of staying active, enjoying the outdoors, and raising vital funds...

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Little Lotto Winners July 2023

Little Lotto Winners July 2023

  Congratulations to our Little Lotto Winners July 2023   Well done to our latest winners in the Ups and Downs Southwest Little Lotto 50/50 Club. You could be in for a chance of winning in the next draw by signing up below.

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Little Lotto Winners June 2023

Little Lotto Winners June 2023

  Congratulations to our Little Lotto Winners June 2023   Well done to our latest winners in the Ups and Downs Southwest Little Lotto 50/50 Club. You could be in for a chance of winning in the next draw by signing up below.

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Summer Family Event 2023

Summer Family Event 2023

A huge thank you to everyone that came along to the family event on Sunday; the weather wasn't entirely on our side this year, but we still managed to have a fantastic time. With special thanks to the following people: Our amazing volunteers, Sandra, Briar and...

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Little Lotto Winners April and May 2023

Little Lotto Winners April and May 2023

  Congratulations to our Little Lotto Winners April and May 2023   Well done to our latest winners in the Ups and Downs Southwest Little Lotto 50/50 Club. You could be in for a chance of winning in the next draw by signing up below.

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Little Lotto Winners March 2023

Little Lotto Winners March 2023

  Congratulations to our Little Lotto Winners for March 2023   Well done to our latest winners in the Ups and Downs Southwest Little Lotto 50/50 Club. You could be in for a chance of winning in the next draw by signing up below.

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The Big Help Out

The Big Help Out

The Big Help Out Lend a hand To mark The King’s Coronation, thousands of organisations nationwide, including ours, are encouraging people to ‘Lend a hand’ in their community and sign up to volunteer on Monday, 8th May 2023. We have a fantastic volunteering menu for...

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Events What’s On

Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Creating Worlds and Characters Weston-super-Mare Youth Club We are absolutely thrilled to announce the return of Tomasin from the Soap Soup Theatre Company! Tomasin, the incredibly talented theatre designer, will be unveiling an array of[...]
YMCA
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Supporting Pupils with Down Syndrome Supporting Pupils with Down Syndrome Delivered by Jacqueline Sims – Family Support and Schools Liaison Worker Do you want practical tips and strategies to support you in planning for and[...]
The Green, Wembdon Village Hall
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Coffee in Somerset Please join us for a warm and welcoming coffee morning at the Victoria Park Community Centre in Bridgwater. It’s a perfect opportunity to connect with friends over tea or coffee and some[...]
Victoria Park Community Centre
Jun 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
6:30 pm
Dance and Karaoke Session Bristol Youth Club Get ready for an exciting and fun-filled Dance and Karaoke Session! Come and join us to learn some new dance moves, show off your skills, and share your[...]
The Park Centre
Jun 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
6:30 pm
Create Your Own Pizza Sherborne Youth Club Get ready for another sizzling pizza-making event for the young ones! Following the overwhelming success of our previous pizza extravaganza, we’re firing up the oven once again to[...]
Tinneys Youth Club