About the charities

Over the years, the A-T Ball has supported a variety of charities and local causes all connected with the rare neurological condition known as A-T. In recent years, funds raised from the ball have supported a local family whose children suffer from the condition and the medical research charity Action for A-T.

Action for A-T

Anyone who has a child diagnosed with Ataxia Telangiectasia (A-T) realises immediately and agonisingly that their lives will be changed forever and that the future holds a number of very difficult challenges for their child both physically and emotionally. Founded in January 2012 by parents of a child diagnosed with A-T, Action for A-T understand what that feeling is like and is committed to making a difference to those affected by funding high quality medical research.

In the UK,  research funding for A-T is extremely limited so Action for A-T was established to increase investment in A-T research and raise awareness of the condition. Click here to find out more about the research they have funded to date.

Action for A-T believe that with increased funding and continued a global and collaborative effort, effective treatments for A-T will be developed and the lives of those affected will be changed.

The charity provide a dedicated funding stream for medical research. Their sole focus is to raise funds for this purpose; as well as working to drive research and awareness of the condition. They are now the leading charitable funders of A-T medical research in the UK and have committed more than £3.1 million towards 40 innovative global research projects since 2012.

To celebrate this achievement and to thank the supporters who have helped them on their journey to date, they have created this short animation film.