Each year, our Mates 'n' Dates project organises a black tie ball for 200 people with a learning disability.

People come from all over Oxfordshire and beyond to dress up, meet new people, enjoy a sit down meal, and dance to a live band until midnight! We have had many great friendships and relationships start at the ball - including Mark and Theresa who got engaged this year after meeting at our 2016 ball!

Our Mates 'n' Ball ball this year will be held in Oxford, on Saturday 27th October.

Tickets are £40 for anyone attending including for carers. We have not put the price up for 8 years, however each year, people struggle to find the money to attend.

So that no-one misses out, we would like to be able to offer discounted tickets to those who need a little extra financial help. We would also like to be able to offer discounted tickets to our fantastic members who give up their time throughout the year to support the project.

We have created a justgiving page to try and get people to sponsor places at the ball for people that are struggling to afford it this year:


Any help you can give our project is really appreciated!

Please contact us at [email protected] for more info, or if you would like to get involved with our project.

Many Thanks

Mates 'n' Dates Team