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Meet the Committee

Cristina Griffiths
Chairman and Trustee
Hi I'm Cristina, I am Chairman and Trustee of Upwards with downs. We started as a small group shortly after my daughter Francesca was born with Down Syndrome. As time passed and members grew, we were upgraded to charity status. It has been an honour to serve the charity. I will continue to ensure our members have fun and receive the best support possible.


Lorraine Wilson

Hi I'm Lorraine I am vice chair of the charity and run our under 5 group. I first attended upwards with downs charity when I was 23 weeks pregnant with Jasmin who is now 9. When Jasmin started mainstream infant school I took over the running of our under 5 group held at The Treehouse Centre. We meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.

It is lovely to see parents supporting one another and share stories. I love being part of the charity and meeting new families, having Jasmin has really opened my eyes to world I never knew existed and I would not swap it for anything.


Peggy Slade
Trustee an Secretary

Hi I am Peggy, I am the Secretary and Trustee. I joined Upwards with Downs when my son was 2 years old. It has been great to see the charity grow from strength to strength and know that we are providing help and support for our members in various ways.




Hi, I’m Danielle and I am mum to Sophia and Isabella. I joined the charity back in 2019 after my daughter Sophia was born with Down Syndrome. I have since became a committee member and more recently the treasurer. I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the charity and the advice/ support from other members has been amazing. We like joining in with the social events and as a family have made lots of friends.


Michaela Baker

Dawn Oaks

Laura White
Committee member 


Lisa and Jason Wealthall
Committee member 


Hi, my name is Jane, and I'm a senior support worker for a charity supporting people with learning disabilities and mental health for 22 years having a year half off to have a child but been back 15years.I have worked as a support worker for 33 years ..

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