We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Ataxia UK this year as our official charity partner! This is a charity that’s very close to our hearts here at Down By The Riverside, but as it’s one that you might not have heard of before today, we thought it was about time we introduced you to their wonderful work! Here’s what the Ataxia UK team had to say:

Ataxia is the name given to a group of neurological disorders that affect balance, coordination, and speech. There are many different types of ataxia that can affect people in different ways. Some forms of ataxia are manageable, but in most cases there is still no cure or treatments. At Ataxia UK we are dedicated to supporting those living with ataxia, their families and carers. We do this through the services we offer, such as our helpline, online resources, and national support groups. We are also a medical research organisation, funding research projects in the hope of finding a cure or treatments for the ataxias in the coming years.

When purchasing your tickets for this year, don’t forget to use the code “ATAXIAUK” at checkout – you’ll receive 20% off your tickets, and Ataxia UK will receive a donation for each ticket sold with the code! We look forward to seeing the team at Down By The Riverside this year, along with their local support groups.

Visit the Ataxia UK website to find out more about this awesome charity.

Our marketing partners WestCoastCo. are heavily involved with the Preston Support Group for Ataxia UK, so if you’d like to find out more about support for people with ataxia locally, get in touch!