Charity’s delight as auction swells coffers by £22k

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Seaford Down’s Syndrome and Special Needs Support group has been given a magnificent £22,000 boost.

The donation has come from TD Securities London which raised an amazing £88,000 for it’s four supported charities in 2014 and has split the sum four ways.

The money was raised at the company’s annual charity auction, with employees bidding on more than 300 items in a combination of silent and live auctions.

Items auctioned ranged from ladies’ semi-final tickets to Wimbledon, speciality wines and whiskies, a personal shopping experience at Selfridges and a personalised calendar of the IT team.

TD Securities employees are committed to supporting charities that make a difference in the lives of people in their communities. In partnership with clients, suppliers, colleagues, friends and family, the workforce are continuing their tradition of giving back to communities by supporting the auction.

Seaford Down’s Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group said special thanks must go to group member and TD Securities employee Jon Davies for nominating the charity, Jacqui Douglas and Joanne Walsh and the rest of the TD Securities charity committee for all their hard work in organising the event and everyone that attended this year’s charity auction.

The Seaford Down’s Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group aims to provide enrichment to the lives of children with Down’s Syndrome and other special needs and their families.

It provides regular activities for the children such as swimming and music classes run by fully trained individuals with experience of working with children with special needs.

It offers support to all individuals with additional needs and their families, sharing information and helping to create new resources in places where they may not currently exist.

More specialised training resources is provided for teachers and care-givers based on proven early intervention techniques and programmes.

The group hosts training days with a professional speaker, expert in his/her field of knowledge. It aims to ensure that every child has the chance to reach their full potential in life.

The group is also implementing better guidance for expectant parents that have been newly diagnosed so that they can make more informed decisions.