Welcome to the Cornwall Down's Syndrome Support Group's Website

a charity run by families affected by Down's syndrome living in Cornwall.

What we do

We offer families a chance to meet, socialise and share information, friendship and support. During the year we organise many fun days out and trips away as well as our annual winter party.

Our new parent support team warmly welcomes parents with a recent diagnosis.

Join Us

Membership is free and we hold regular drop in sessions around the county where we can signpost our members to services that may be beneficial in an informal setting with entertainment for the children provided.

If you are interested in becoming a member, download a form today.

Support Groups

These groups provide an ideal opportunity for families to meet with others, chat, share experiences and information whilst the children play.

We run 2 groups “Looking Up” aimed at 0 – 5 year olds and “Moving Forward” for children age 5+ (all families welcome).


Fundraising is not only key to building awareness of our cause but also vitally important to the survival of the Charity. Yearly events are organised for all to come along to, enjoy and support.

You can also make a donation online please visit our online Virgin Giving page.

Going to School book now available!

The second book in the Looking Up series is flying off the shelves find out more


Jumble Sale raises £759

Another huge effort from our members has paid off as CDSSG made £759 profit after expenses at a recent Jumble Sale which was held at Mosley Museum. It was extremely successful selling over 2,000 items and lots of people visited as it was an English Heritage event...

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Going to School book launched

Second book in the Looking Up series launched It is a very proud day today, after all of the hard work put in, we are delighted to announce the launch of the second Looking Up Book – “Going to School”. The first 5k copies of “Going To...

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Sara & Steven Richards’ Pirate Fun Day raise £4,441

What can we say but a MASSIVE thank you for all the hard work that Sara and Steve have put in again, to arrange the Pirate Fun day, not only this year, but also for previous years. Sara & Steve, together with family, friends and neighbours have worked tirelessly...

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CDSSG have been chosen as local charity of the year 2016/2017 by Marks & Spencer’s in Hayle.

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Charity of the Year 2016 – M&S Hayle

Thanks to the kind nomination by Kylie Robinson’s mum 🙂 A big thanks goes to the Robinsons from CDSSG!!!!! Kimberley Milnes-Barker has volunteered to co-ordinate this project with the ad hoc support of Amy Wynn and myself so another big thanks to Kim & Amy...

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Upcoming Events

Thu 29

Looking Up Group – Bodmin

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu 29

Charity Fashion Show

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Oct 02

M&S Bag pack, Hayle

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hayle West Cornwall United Kingdom
Oct 06

Looking Up/Moving Forward Group – Crackington Haven

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Crackington Haven Cornwall United Kingdom
Oct 14

CDSSG Weekend away – Piran Meadows Resort

October 14 - October 16
Newquay Cornwall United Kingdom

“Looking Up” & “Going to School” books available to buy!

The ordinary journey of extraordinary children

Looking Up Book


Going to School Book


Looking Up has been created by the parents of the Cornwall Down’s Syndrome Support Group and features pictorial stories following the early years in the lives of some of their children.

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