In March 2013, just over 300 guests attended the second annual fundraising dinner held by Ups ‘n’ Downs. Following the success of last year’s event the group were delighted to welcome special guests and former international footballers, Teddy Sheringham and Kevin Kilbane to an evening hosted by ex-Eastenders star and Five Live pundit: Tom Watt.
As well as raising money for local projects and causes, the evening raised funds for the national ‘Down’s Syndrome Association’ and we were pleased to welcome Paul Zanon, Fundraising Director of the DSA and friend of our group, to join us.
With a combination of great auction and raffle prizes, the evening was a great success and we were amazed to have raised a total amount of £13,468.00 which has been divided equally between the two charities.
Thank you to everyone who attended the evening and look out for exciting announcements later this year about the 2014 dinner!
Here’s a picture of the group handing a cheque for £6,734.00 to Paul from the DSA