We are unable to stage the 2020 ball due to the corona virus pandemic but will be with you again when the restrictions are lifted and large scale events are able to resume.

Our chosen charity for the 2020 event was Action for A-T. Like many other charities, their income has plummeted as they rely on events such as ours to help discover potential treatments for A-T. As a previous supporter of the A-T Spring Ball, we urge you to show your support in their time of great need by making a one off or regular donation.

Please CLICK HERE to make a donation and help the A-T community.


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.


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

Contact Info

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

Email: info@actionforat.org