This year Yeovil Rugby Club are bringing back their own mini music festival with Music on the Pitch. The events which were started last year in the height of the pandemic were hugely successful for the club and were supported by the local community. Last year the club managed to run 3 Music on the Pitch events, showcasing a number of local bands, all whilst being restricted and limited to the government covid-19 restrictions at the time. With restrictions set to be lifted in just over two weeks time, the volunteers involved with organising the event are hoping to achieve another well supported event, whilst being able to use their platform to raise awareness for the Ataxia UK Charity. This year Yeovil Rugby Club will be supporting the charity with a donation from the proceeds of all ticket sales, and hope that they many people within the community will come along and support the efforts. Working from the framework of last year, this year’s event will showcase 5 local bands on one stage during the event. Amongst other fun actives on the day there will be both an inflatable assault course and a casino available for fun and entertainment.
This year’s event takes place at Yeovil Rugby Club on Saturday 14th August, and tickets are available now. General Admission tickets are £20 and available on the clubs Eventbrite page, via email order or direct from Yeovil Rugby Club.
So what is Ataxia?
The ataxias are a group of rare, neurological conditions. They disrupt the messages sent from our brain to our muscles. They disrupt your ability to control your body; to walk, talk and balance. They are progressive and currently there are no cures for the majority of ataxias. Around 10,000 adults and 500 children have ataxia in the UK.
According to a GOV.UK study, only 13% of the UK population have heard of ataxia. The lack of knowledge around ataxia leads to a low diagnosis rate, which means there are many other people battling with ataxia and who receive no support.
Ataxia UK is the only charity in the UK that funds research into all of the ataxias and supports those affected until they find a cure. By donating to a fundraiser, your money will help those affected by ataxia by providing support via a helpline, crucial research into cures, useful publications, branches and support groups across the country, and much more.
Sue Millman, CEO of Ataxia UK said: “We are delighted to see events happening across the country in aid of raising funds to support the ataxia community. This support and enthusiasm is vital in keeping Ataxia UK afloat, which stands for thousands of people affected by ataxia.”
Ataxia UK funds research to find treatments and cures. They offer support to families affected, and look to improve treatment and care for patients.
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