A CHARITY BALL LIKE NO OTHER

The A-T 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 2020, the A-T Ball will be raising funds for Action for A-T.

JOIN US AT THE 2020 BALL

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 Chester Cathedral on Friday 9th October 2020. Tickets are priced at £85 each and on sale now.

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE PLEASE CONTACT

Action for A-T – 01428 853313
Or e-mail sean.kelly@actionforat.org

Contact Info

Action for A-T
Carlton House
19 West Street
Epsom
Surrey
KT18 7RL

Email: info@actionforat.org