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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 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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The Rotary Club of Taunton Vale

The Rotary Club of Taunton Vale

Fundraising News. As part of their year-long support for our charity, the Rotary cub of Taunton Vale invited us to a special evening on the 3rd of April, 2023. Where our Director, Joanna Thorn, was presented with a cheque for an amazing £4,000. “We are incredibly...

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Little Lotto Winners February 2023

Little Lotto Winners February 2023

  Congratulations to our Little Lotto Winners for February 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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Family Day for WDSD

Family Day for WDSD

We had a brilliant time celebrating World Down Syndrome Day on Saturday 18th March 2023. It was lovely to see so many families. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our wonderful volunteers, Jayne, Briar and William and to everyone that donated cake and...

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Final Year Review 2022

Final Year Review 2022

We are proud to share our 2022 Year in Review with you.  This snapshot of the services we offer, the number of people we support and the difference we make, leaves us feeling very proud of our services and incredibly privileged to work alongside so many...

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Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
6:30 pm
Sound Lab with Evolve Music Sherborne Youth Club We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting Mark Scott from Evolve Music at our Sherborne Youth Club. Mark is a passionate individual who enjoys[...]
Tinney's Youth Club
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
6:30 pm
Dance with TLF Dance Centre Bristol Youth Club Are you ready to spice up your dance moves? It’s time to learn some new and exciting dance moves and show off your skills to the world![...]
The Park Centre
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Puppetry Workshop Weston super Mare Youth Club We are thrilled to welcome Tomasin from the Soap Soup Theatre Company to our youth club in Weston-Super-Mare! This week, she will be leading the session and introducing[...]
YMCA
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
6:30 pm
Indoor Bowling Sherborne Youth Club Get ready for an electrifying adventure this week as we gear up for an epic trip to Hollywood Bowl in Yeovil! Get your game face on because we’re diving into[...]
Hollywood Bowl
Mar 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
5:00 pm
World Down Syndrome Awareness Day 2024 Let’s Kick Off the Celebrations At Space Adventurers. Let’s Kick Off the Celebrations at Space Adventurers To kick off our WDSAD 2024 celebrations, our next family event will be[...]
Space Adventures