For WDSD15 we packed up the car and went off to the Macdonald Portal Hotel in the charming Cheshire town of Tarporley (will be moving there when we win the lottery – have booked the winning ticket for next week) to join the Cheshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group for their family fun day. Anticipating Freddie would be too excited to eat once we got there and he saw all the people and the bouncy castle and the bright bunting (made of socks), we made sure he ate in the car on the way.
The Cheshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group were most welcoming. Despite being from just over the border in Staffordshire we saw a couple of families we recognised – there doesn’t seem to be an active support network in our county, so we have to look outwards. We couldn’t have wished for a much better day weather wise – though it was cool, the sun shone all day and it stayed dry; just as well for the lovely ladies doing the Hula Hoop Challenge outside.
There were lots of different activities and some lovely food, and it was great to have a chance to meet other families and to see other children, and adults who have Down’s Syndrome too.
But the highlight of the day for us,and especially for Freddie, was seeing Singing Hands perform … and meeting them afterwards.
I’m sure you’ve heard of Singing Hands (you may have seen them on Something Special or if your children are old enough to remember it, Tikabilla) but just incase you haven’t you can find out more about them here: http://www.singinghands.co.uk. And you can see them in action on YouTube.
A splendid day was had by all. I hope they raised lots of “Dosh for Down’s”.