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Design Pit Charity Gala Dinner #5kfor5years Parkinsons UK
Fri 22 September 2017, 19:00 – 23:55 BST
The Design Pit Charity Gala Dinner for Parkinsons UK will be the final event in a year of campaigning. The Lichfield based creative company are marking their 5th year in business with a huge push to raise £5000 for Parkinson UK over the course of 2017/18. The Gala Dinner will include a 3 course meal, live band, table games, a charity auction, a fully stocked bar and dancing until late. Please come along on Friday 22nd September for what promises to be a great night of entertainment, relaxed networking and charity fundraising.
UPDATE: Stoke on Trent band Strawhouse, will be providing entertainment for our Gala Dinner. They'll be playing a selection of classic and contemporary cover tracks in a set after the auction.
There are sponsorship packages for businesses or individuals who wish to offer additonal support to this event. Please see ticket listings to purchase one of these packages.
Parkinson’s UK is a charity that holds a special place in the heart of Design Pit’s Creative Director, Gareth Robertson. For eight years, his mother Catherine has suffered from Parkinson’s and has bravely grappled with the life-changing condition. Since being diagnosed, life for Cath and the Robertson family has been very different, but Cath has been extremely brave and has not taken it lying down.
Early on, Cath and her sons, Gareth and Jamie, completed the inaugural Parkinson’s 10K run at the Nottingham Water Sports Centre. While Gareth and Jamie went on to raise money through various other challenges, such as the Three Peaks Challenge and the Liverpool Santa Dash, Cath has gone on to retire from her job as a supply teacher and has taken on a part-time role working with the County Air Ambulance charity. Her passion for life and dedication to whatever she sets her mind to are truly inspiring qualities; she simply refuses to let her condition beat her and is much happier working with the County Air Ambulance charity, chatting to people on her rounds, and delivering and collecting cash pots all over the Midlands region.