As reported earlier the Institute held its 2014 Race Night on 3rd April at The Posh ground. It was a hugely successful event which managed to raise £830.00 for one of its chosen charities, The Peterborough Area Downs Syndrome Group.
The group first started when a small group of parents decided to set up a local charity to support parents, carers and people with Down’s Syndrome in Peterborough and the surrounding areas. Over 10 years on and 120 members later, the charity offers support and information through regular drop-in sessions, speech and language therapy and an active social calendar. The charity is affiliated to the national charity the Down’s Syndrome Association and membership to our charity is free for families, carers and people with Down’s Syndrome.On 3rd June, Tara Cook, Social Secretary for the Institute, went along to visit the group at the Honeyhill Centre in Paston to present a cheque for the proceeds of our event to a very grateful Laura Tilley (Group Chair).The money will go towards supporting their members with speech or play therapy.Well done and heartfelt thanks to all who help raise this fantastic sum.http://www.localinstitutes.cii.co.uk/peterborough/AboutUs/News/tabid/2709/Default.aspx