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Charity Dog Racing Night to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

Upwards with Downs are holding a Charity Night at the Harlow Dog Stadium on Saturday 21st March 2015 to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day.

For a really fun and exciting night out at the races you can’t beat the atmosphere of a night at the Dog Track. The track is located at Roydon Road, Harlow, Essex, CM19 5FT. Doors open at 6pm with first race at 7.30pm.

Ticket prices are £5.00 per adult when pre-paid (£7.50 on the door). Children under 16 are free to enter. Ticket prices include Race card and 1 free drink.

Anyone interested should either contact Cristina on 07733 392064 or  by email


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Considering recent developments and guidelines provided by the Government, to protect our Members we have decided to suspend the charities programme for the time being.

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