People from across the computer industry join ranks to help the disabled.
Several hundred IT professionals will have an evening to remember on Thursday, 2 July, with a champagne reception, celebrities, sumptuous dinner, unlimited wine and beer, music, dancing, fairground rides, entertainers and fireworks.
The IT Industry Charity Ball, backed by the great and the good of the IT community, aims to raise £50,000 to help severely disabled children at the Spark Centre, run by Barnado's in Bethnal Green, London.
The centre helps severely disabled young people gain access to opportunities that would otherwise be denied them. Money raised at the ball will fund specially adapted IT equipment and an IT trainer to ensure that the children and their families get the most from the new facilities. It is difficult to overstate the impact that this help can provide, enabling the children to communicate effectively through technology.
A good cross-section of the IT community will be there. Sponsored by Barclays Bank, IBM, Fujitsu, Microsoft and Sun, the Intellect-organised event is supported by the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and Computer Weekly.
Don't be daunted - it is designed to be a fun evening and would make an ideal reward to you and your colleagues for a job well done.
The all-inclusive package costs £145 plus VAT per person.
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More CW-backed charity events
22 June IT Charity Walk, Bushey Park, London. Walk to aid the WCIT Charitable Trust.
19-20 July Vanco Three Peaks Challenge. Scale Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in 24-hours for international charity Care.
19 September Byte Night. Sleep out overnight with the IT community in Finsbury Square, London to help raise cash for the National Children's Homes charity.
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