Take on a Fundraising Challenge for Sunshine & Smiles

Take on a Fundraising Challenge for Sunshine & Smiles

Could you take on a personal challenge to raise funds for Sunshine & Smiles?


We still have places left for two of the most iconic fundraising challenges in the UK!

The Yorkshire 3 Peaks on Saturday 2nd June – 24 miles, 3 Peaks in under 12 hours


The Great North Run on Sunday 9th September – 13.1 miles from Newcastle to South Shields


If you would like to walk or run with a small but fabulous team please get in touch with us by emailing hello@sunshineandsmiles.org.uk and we will send you all the details!

We look forward to hearing from you!


Cafe 21 – World Down Syndrome Day 2018 – What I Bring to My Community

Cafe 21 – World Down Syndrome Day 2018 – What I Bring to My Community

We are very excited that from 18th March to 25th March Sunshine & Smiles will be running it’s very own pop up cafe .. run by, and for, young adults who happen to have Down syndrome.

We are taking over Carousel Event Space at 80 Otley Road, Far Headingley, LS6 4BA.

We will be open every day serving home made cakes and food, hot and cold drinks with gifts from The Potting Studio and Neal’s Yard available to buy.

We also have a number of fundraising evening events – a Neal’s Yard pamper evening with Adela Parzanese on Tuesday 20th, a clay workshop with Lorna Gilbert from The Potting Studio on Thursday 22nd and a curry night with delicious dishes from Sarbjit Kaur on Friday 23rd.

You can follow us, read more and book tickets for events via our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cafe21sunshineandsmiles/

Or follow us on:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cafe21_sunsmile

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cafe21_sunsmile/

We’d love to see you for a cuppa .. so please pop in!!

My Feral Heart – Film Screening for World Down Syndrome Day 2018

My Feral Heart – Film Screening for World Down Syndrome Day 2018

To celebrate World Down Syndrome Day 2018, Sunshine & Smiles – Leeds Down Syndrome Network, in conjunction with Oakwood Cinema, are delighted to be showing a screening of My Feral Heart.

‘A sudden bereavement throws Luke, a fiercely independent young man with Down’s syndrome, into a daunting new environment where he finds unexpected support from his feisty, streetwise carer and a local heir dealing with his own demons. As friendships bloom and long-buried secrets are revealed, Luke verges dangerously close to disaster. My Feral Heart is a beautifully realised, understated character study bolstered by strong performances, distinctive cinematography and a deeply evocative score.’
Synopsis by Emma Boa, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016

Saturday 17th March – Doors open at 7.30pm, screening starts at 8pm.

Please book you tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/my-feral-heart-film-screening-tickets-43340282953

Refreshments will be available and served by team Cafe 21.

Cafe 21 … A Project for World Down Syndrome Day 2018

Cafe 21 … A Project for World Down Syndrome Day 2018

The theme of World Down Syndrome Day 2018 is ‘What I Bring To My Community’ and Sunshine & Smiles is very excited to share the news that we will be running a pop up cafe from 18th to 25th March with members of our Smilers group.

Cafe 21 will be situated at the Carousel pop up space at 80 Otley Road in Far Headingley.

We will be serving a simple, wholesome menu of home cooked cakes, bread and one pot wonders! Plus teas, coffees and cold drinks.

We will also have local ceramics artist The Potting Studio and a local Neal’s Yard consultant in the shop, for gifts to buy.

Watch here to see when Made in Leeds TV came to talk to us  about the project

And we really hope you will support us by popping in for a cuppa!

You can follow Cafe 21 on:

Twitter – @cafe21_sunsmile

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/cafe21sunshineandsmiles/

Instagram – cafe21_sunsmile

This project has been supported by The Wesleyan Foundation and The Seedbed Trust