Thank You to Safiyah and St. Michaels Church

Thank You to Safiyah and St. Michaels Church

Every penny donated to Sunshine & Smiles goes directly towards the vital support we offer to our children, young people and families; whether it is Speech & Language sessions, fruit and milk for our baby group, transport for families, or paying our trained staff to support families or help our young adults into training and work.

We are so grateful for every donation we receive and it’s those moments of generosity that enable us to continue to support more people every day.

We would like to say a BIG thank you to some people who have recently shown their support.

Thank you to Safiyah Addou and her amazing team who took on a sponsored 4.4 mile walk from The Hollies to Golden Acre Park on Saturday 15th June to raise funds for Sunshine & Smiles.
Thank you to St Michael’s Church who have chosen us as their ‘Charity of the Season’

 

Francis to Compete in Leeds Young Talent This Friday

Francis to Compete in Leeds Young Talent This Friday

A talent competition returns to Leeds next week encouraging people with learning disabilities to show off their skills

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Leeds Young Talent is back and Francis Henry, Barista at 21 Co. will be competing for the title on 21st June.

Last years sold-out-show energised Leeds College of Music with dance and song as well as celebrity judges from Emmerdale, Coronation Street and Britain’s Got Talent.

This year is hoping to be even bigger and tickets are selling fast!

Get your tickets

Online: www.peopleinaction.org.uk/leeds-talent/

Call: 0113 244 3729

Our First Painting Workshop – Success!

Our First Painting Workshop – Success!

Thank you Kate Stephens for hosting a painting workshop at 21 co.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local artist, Kate Stephens who showcases her work in our shop & café, held her first workshop last night.

Kate provided all the paints and equipment needed and guided everyone through the session.

It was a sold out event and 50% of the proceeds were donated to Sunshine & Smiles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want to hold your event at 21 Co? 

Get in touch! – Contact ailith@sunshineandsmiles.org.uk 🙂

New Drop In SEND Advice Sessions by Leeds SENDIASS

Leeds SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs & Disability Information and Support Service) are delivering a series of new Drop In SEND Advice sessions for parents and carers and young people at venues across the city this summer.

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SENDIASS staff will be providing impartial information, advice and support to parents and carers attending. They will be supporting enquiries on SEND advice in schools, EHCP, Specialist Provisions and other SEND questions on the day.

Sessions are based in Children’s centres initially and across each area of the city, with more dates and times to follow for future terms.

Please come along to any Venue on any date, and refreshments will be available on the day.

 

Sessions

Tuesday 18th June 14:00pm-15:30pm – East

  • Little London Children’s Centre
  • 169a Meanwood Road, LS7 1SR
  • Tel: 3782660

Thursday 20th June 9:30-11:00am – South

  • Two Willows Children’s Centre
  • Cardinal Square, LS11 8HS
  • Tel: 2706166

Monday 24th June 13:00pm- 14:30pm – West

  • Farsley Calverley Children’s Centre
  • North Building, Cote Lane LS28 5ED
  • Tel: 2058134

 

Tel 0113 3785020 www.leedssendiass.co.uk

Email sendiass@leeds.gov.uk

Thank You to SO MANY individuals this week!

Thank You to SO MANY individuals this week!

Every penny donated to Sunshine & Smiles goes directly towards the vital support we offer to our children, young people and families; whether it is Speech & Language sessions, fruit and milk for our baby group, transport for families, or paying our trained staff to support families or help our young adults into training and work.

We are so grateful for every donation we receive and it’s those moments of generosity that enable us to continue to support more people every day.

We would like to say a BIG thank you to some people who have recently shown their support.

Thank you to Marks and Spencer for choosing us as your charity partner for last 12 months. Pictured below is Francis and his Mum Colette with staff from the M&S Foodhall in Moortown, receiving a cheque for £2572.60.
Thank you Val Hewison, Malet Lambert school, John Cooper &  the family of Joyce Buck for their kind donations – it means so much to us!
Thank you to everyone who voted for us for the Ecclesiastical Movement for Good awards. We are delighted to announce that we were chosen as one of the 500 charities nationwide who have been awarded £1,000!
Thank you Lee Gilbank & YorCyberSec who have chosen Sunshine & Smiles are their partner charity for 2019/2020. They will be aiming to do a few different fundraising events throughout the year ranging from corporate cycling to cyber security seminars, and if you would like to donate, you can here: https://localgiving.org/fundraising/YorCyberSec/

 

Be in with the chance to win Coffee & Cake for 4 at 21 Co.

This Bank Holiday weekend we are giving away free coffee & cake at 21 Co. for four people

To be in with the chance of winning this prize draw all you need to do is:

  1. Like our 21 Co. Facebook page
  2. Share our 21 Co. Facebook page
  3. Comment on our “ENTER TO WIN” Facebook post (tag the 3 people you’d take with you)

Good luck! 🙂

Terms & Conditions 

Deadline to enter is midnight 27th May 2019.

Must be over the age of 16 to enter.

Must like & share 21 Co. Facebook page and comment on ENTER TO WIN post.

The winner will be drawn randomly.

This prize includes 4 drinks and 4 snacks only.

To be redeemed before 31st July at 21 Co. Shop & Café.

Winner confirmation email must be shown to cashier before ordering.

Thank You Churwell Primary School

Thank You Churwell Primary School

Every penny donated to Sunshine & Smiles goes directly towards the vital support we offer to our children, young people and families; whether it is Speech & Language sessions, fruit and milk for our baby group, transport for families, or paying our trained staff to support families or help our young adults into training and work.

We are so grateful for every donation we receive and it’s those moments of generosity that enable us to continue to support more people every day.

We would like to say a BIG thank you to some people who have recently shown their support.

Thank you to Churwell Primary school who raised an amazing £476.39 for Sunshine & Smiles – we were delighted when Lucy and some of her classmates came in to 21 Co. to present this cheque to James and the 21 Co. team. Thank you so much!

Deadline Friday to Nominate Sunshine & Smiles for £1000 Award

Deadline Friday to Nominate Sunshine & Smiles for £1000 Award

Votes are open to nominate charities for an Ecclesiastical Movement for Good £1000 award.

A thousand pounds would make such a difference to our families and sessions, and if you would like to nominate us it’s really simple!

  1. Click this link: https://www.ecclesiastical.com/movement-for-good/nominate-a-charity/
  2. Enter our charity number: 1154661
  3. Fill in your details
  4. Press nominate!

Votes close this Friday (17th May) so if you can spare 2 minutes to give us the chance of being chosen it would mean so much!

Thank you 🙂

Thank You Moorlands & Leeds Half Runners

Thank You Moorlands & Leeds Half Runners

Every penny donated to Sunshine & Smiles goes directly towards the vital support we offer to our children, young people and families; whether it is Speech & Language sessions, fruit and milk for our baby group, transport for families, or paying our trained staff to support families or help our young adults into training and work.

We are so grateful for every donation we receive and it’s those moments of generosity that enable us to continue to support more people every day.

We would like to say a BIG thank you to some people who have recently shown their support.

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Thank you to Moorlands School who took part in the 21 Challenge on Friday 17th May.

Throughout the day children completed sponsored challenges to raise awareness and donations for Sunshine and Smiles. They did 21 minutes of singing in Foxes and Reception, Year 1 dances for 21 minutes, Year 2 created 21 origami penguins, Year 3 saw 21 lengths, Year 4 did a bush tucker trial eating 21 items, Year 5 did a non-stop talking challenge, and Year 6 scavenged for 21 tiny items to fit inside a matchbox. As well as that, all form teachers agreed to have 21 wet sponges thrown at them!

What an amazing effort by the children and teachers at Moorlands, and it means so much for you to tailor your challenges around Chromosome 21. Thank you!

Thank you to Jack Gale, Jessica Jaryckyj, and Matthew Lingard from Walker Morris and Arslaan Butt for running the Leeds Half Marathon on Sunday 12th May in aid of Sunshine & Smiles. It’s events like this that really raise the profile of our charity and the donations raised make so much difference.

To donate please go to: https://localgiving.org/fundraising/walkermorris/

Thank you to Ailith Harley-Roberts who ran her own “Not Leeds Half Marathon” on Sunday 12th May. Ailith decided to run her own 13.1 miles from 0530am on Sunday morning to raise funds for Sunshine & Smiles. This meant she was able to join the supporters at Leeds Half and cheer our runners along the way.

To donate the Ailith Run, please go to: https://localgiving.org/fundraising/ailithsnotleedshalf/