Nottinghamshire team raise £2,763 for Down's Syndrome charity


Nottinghamshire team raise £2,763 for Down's Syndrome charity

Fundraisers from Down's Syndrome-Derby were delighted to hear today that a team from NatWest had raised £2,763 for their charity following a 12 mile sponsored walk.

11 August 2011

When the NatWest teams across Nottinghamshire found out that one of their colleagues had been given some essential support from Down's Syndrome-Derby, following the birth of her son, they wanted to do something to help. With this in mind, a 20 strong team from NatWest in Chesterfield, Derby, Mansfield and Nottingham organised and took part in a 12 mile sponsored walk around Bakewell.

Ken Lawson, NatWest's Director of Business Banking in Nottinghamshire, said: "When we found out that Downs Syndrome-Derby had given so much support to our colleague Becky Doxey and her new born son Jacob, we wanted to do something to help them. We know that fund raising is so important for charities, so we put our best feet forward and between us walked 240 miles, raising £2763. This money will help the charity to continue supporting new mum's such as Becky and will buy new toys for the children to play with. We want to say a big thank for to our family, friends, colleagues and customers for their generosity and for helping us help this important local charity."

Down's Syndrome-Derby exists to make a positive difference for individuals with Down Syndrome in the East Midlands. The charity has existed for almost twenty years, firstly as a branch of the National Downs Syndrome Association and more recently as a registered charity in its own right. They welcome children and adults with Down's Syndrome, their parents and carers, siblings, extended families and professionals working within the health and education sectors.

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