We’re pleased to announce that our charity of the year is Downright Special

This year, we are partnering with the fabulous team at Downright Specialand we hope to raise in excess of £2,000 for the charity that supports children with Down syndrome in Hull and the East Riding.

Just like last year, we asked our social media followers for suggestions for charities to support in and were overwhelmed with the volume of responses. We then polled the top three suggestions, again using social media, and were delighted that Downright Special was the clear winner.

The charity was formed in 2007 by a group of parents who set out to provide support to each other and any other parents who had children with Down syndrome. This quickly developed into an organised group giving emotional, practical and educational support to families from birth onwards.

Their goal is simple – to build a brighter future for children with Down syndrome and they do this with no funding from statutory agencies, like the local authority or NHS. We can’t wait to do our bit to raise funds to support them. We’ve lots of plans in place, so watch this space!

We plan to raise money through a series of events and a limited edition Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil product. If you could like it support us, we have set up a Virgin Money Giving Page which sends every donation directly to Downright Special.

Thank you very much.