Children’s groups celebrate a year together with party in Lancing

Skydivers raising funds for Dapper Snapper and Worthing Kids swimming club
Skydivers raising funds for Dapper Snapper and Worthing Kids swimming club

GROUPS which support children with special needs celebrated a year of joining together with a party.

Dapper Snapper and the Worthing Kids swimming club jointly held a party at Lancing Leisure Centre, in Manor Road, and had more than 65 children attend.

On the day, former TV presenter Dave Benson Phillips provided the entertainment, with a disco and guitar music.

Lydia wilson, a parent and committee member for the joint group, said: “His show was brilliant. It was non-stop fun, and he was absolutely amazing with the kids.”

Worthing mayor Ann Barlow, and youth mayor Liam Mills, also attended the event, which was held earlier this month, and presented the children with medals and awards, highlighting their swimming achievements during the school term.

The children also had the opportunity to try out the group’s new sensory equipment, which was bought at the end of last year through fund-raising.

The party was described as a “huge success”, and was just one of the events which the group recently held.

In February, an information day was held, which was supported by more than 70 parents and professionals, including a range of different speakers and information tables, covering a wide variety of subjects, including a talk from the Down Syndrome Association.

On March 21, nine people raised funds for the joint group with a skydive which raised £6,000.

This money will go towards a number of activities, such as a kayaking course, the swimming group, and a weekly get-together with singing sessions and a dance and drama group.

Tomorrow, April 20, the group will be holding a coffee morning from 11am to 1.30pm at St George’s Church hall, in St George’s Road.

For more information, call 07570 768 893 or email info@wkds.org, or visit www.wkds.org