A support network for children and young people who have Down Syndrome and their families in Leeds.
Sunshine & Smiles, founded in 2011, is a registered charity that provides a support network for children and young people who have Down syndrome and their families in Leeds. Our aims are to improve the lives and opportunities of children and young people with Down syndrome by offering speech and language therapy, regular groups and activities, individual support and advocacy for families, as well as raising awareness and challenging preconceptions in the wider community.Why the community needs us
Unlike other cities, Leeds did not have a support network to help children and families living with Down syndrome. Sunshine & Smiles fulfils this important need and provides a vital role in the community. We want to ensure that the support network is sustainable in the long term and that we can continue to provide support and activities to children and young people and their families. To do this we must rely on donations, grants and supporters like you.Our impact on the community
"Sunshine & Smiles was the first group we accessed after our son was born. We were made so welcome and the sessions have had a positive impact on our son's development along with providing an invaluable information resource and support network."
It would be great to have people who could help with activities at our groups. This will mean parents can enjoy spending time with their children, chatting to other parents and fully participating in the sessions.