Tuesday, 17 April 2012

So Far In 2012

Downham Market Group

We have just had our third meeting in Downham and it was great. The number of people coming is getting bigger and one week we had 13 people come and have tea with us.

We started this group in partnership with Mencap. Unfortunately Mencap have had cuts to their grants and are unable to continue the partnership.

However we are very lucky and extremely grateful to all the staff of the Bluebell Florists and Tearooms for all their support and for the use of the wonderful tearooms, the cakes are out of this world.
If you would like to come and join us for tea, cake and a chat just drop in on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 2pm, all of us would be so happy to see you.
The address is
Bluebells Florist
The Old Hall
47 Priory Road
Downham Market
PE38 9UJ
Tel/Fax  01366 388418

The SAP officers are peer advocates and run the group, welcoming new members, talking through issues and problems or just chatting with people who come in. David's role is as a resource to the group offering information, guidance and as additional support to the peer advocates when they ask for it.


The Badminton Club meets every Friday at the Lynn Discovery Centre at 1pm. We get fantastic support and tutoring from Janice Baker, the County Badminton coach. Janice not only runs the group but she also got funding to support us continuing our classes when our grant ran out.
Jan, our coach
Janice gets all of us to do warm up exercises before we play and then divides us up and we play the singles and doubles and as well as all this we all have a turn playing Janice which is fun but also very strenuous as she does not hold back.
Getting ready to play
Everyone has noticed a difference in flexibility, breathing and hand to eye coordination so this group is very successful. Membership is increasing due to word of mouth and people really enjoying themselves.


  1. Well completed! I would truly be happier person if everyone wrote as well as you do. Thanks again


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