This race is the main annual fund raising event for DSE21 and will be held at Buckmore Park in Kent on Saturday 28th May 2016. As in previous years, GJD is paying the entrance fee of £420 per team and hope to raise a further £1,000 in sponsorship for DSE21, which is completely managed by volunteers consisting of parents, carers and people with Down Syndrome. The charity receives no formal funding or grants and relies on money donated or raised through fundraising events.
Money raised for the charity is used to help people with Down Syndrome to live full and rewarding lives. The main objectives of the charity are to promote equal opportunities, offer support and promote public awareness.
Greg Stuttle, business development manager at GJD and one of the drivers taking part commented: ‘It is a great day that combines both fundraising for a worthy charity as well as being a fantastic team building event. In previous years the race has raised over £10,000 for DSE21 and it is very satisfying to play a part in contributing towards the final total.’
So far GJD has raised £241. To support DSE21 you can donate through JustGiving, which is simple, fast and totally secure: https://www.justgiving.com/teamgjd2016
You can find information about DSE21 through conferences, workshops, newsletters and www.extra21.org.uk
Many thanks for supporting Down Syndrome Extra 21 and Team GJD.