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Down's syndrome support charity celebrates at fundraising ball
A CHARITY that ensures children with Down’s syndrome receive the education they deserve raised £5,000 at its first autumn ball.
More than 200 people attended the glamorous event at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland and enjoyed a fun-filled night of music, food and laughter in aid of the Education Centre for Children with Down Syndrome (ECCDS).
The charity, which is based in Newton Aycliffe in County Durham, equips children with Down's syndrome and their parents with the skills they need to meet the future with confidence.
It has grown from strength-to-strength since its launch in 2005 and now welcomes children from across the North-East and Cumbria.
The ball, on Saturday, September 7, was a chance for staff, parents and supporters to celebrate the achievements of the last eight years and raise much-needed funds.
As well as a delicious dinner, guests enjoyed music from The Rations, an up and coming North-East band, and took part in a lively auction.
Maggie Hart, founder and head of education and training at ECCDS, said it had been a “truly wonderful” night.
“I would like to thank everyone who came along,” she said. “I would especially like to thank Sandy King, head of fundraising, for coming up with the idea, and parent trustee, Nicola Naisbett, who organised the event.”
For more information about ECCDS, which has an outreach group at Hexham in Northumberland, visit eccds.org.uk
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