The A-T Spring Ball was founded in 2012 by Vaughn and Joanne Rawson. They were moved by the plight of their close friends Tania & Andy Wheeler when their twin boys were diagnosed with Ataxia Telangiectasia, otherwise known as A-T.

A-T (Ataxia Telangiectasia) is a rare, genetic degenerative disease of childhood, which affects multiple systems of the human body. In people affected with A-T, a gene called ATM is mutated. The ATM gene contains the instructions for the production of the ATM protein. Thus, in A-T patients, the ATM protein is usually not produced at all, or is severely defective. The ATM protein controls many important functions in cells. A major function of ATM is orchestrating the complex response to specific types of damage inflicted on the DNA particularly by ionising radiation. Maintenance of DNA stability and integrity is critical for normal cellular life and therefore, cells devoid of ATM lack this vital defence mechanism. The nervous, immune and reproductive systems are particularly sensitive to the loss of ATM function.

The condition affects around 250 people in the UK as a result there has been little research carried out to find a cure or therapy for the condition. The motivation to start this event is to raise much needed funds for research, to help families directly affected and to heighten the general awareness of the condition.

Since 2012, we have raised a significant amount for a variety of charities and local causes and in 2019, the Spring Ball will once again be raising funds for Action for A-T and a local family whose twin boys suffer from the condition.


We want YOU to join us for a GREAT NIGHT OF ENTERTAINMENT, yes we raise money and awareness, but this happens very low key, and takes up just a small amount of time in the evening.

This years ball will be staged at a new venue. Join us at the prestigious Bolesworth Castle on Saturday 8th June 2019. Tickets are priced at £80 each and on sale now.


Joanne on 07525 836011
Vaughn on 07710 506590
Or e-mail joanne.rawson@hotmail.co.uk

Contact Info

AT Spring Ball,
C/O Rawson Digital
Unit 4 The Bridge Business Centre,
Ash Rd South,
Wrexham Industrial Estate,
LL13 9UG

Phone: 01244-573843

Email: joanne.rawson@hotmail.co.uk

Web: ATspringball.com