Guideposts – Mates ‘N’ Dates Ball on Sat 27th October

Guideposts Trust is a charity supporting people facing the challenges of ageing, caring, learning disabilities and mental health, across Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire. Our vision is of a society where all people are valued and have equality of opportunity.

One of Guideposts’ services, Mates ‘n’ Dates, is a friendship and dating network established over 10 years ago for adults with learning disabilities living in and around Oxfordshire. We offer greater opportunities to form friendships or more, through a variety of social activities within a supported environment.

Mates ‘n’ Dates is based in Witney, but organises a range of social events across Oxfordshire. 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!

The Mates ‘N’ Dates Ball will be held on Saturday 27th October at Jury’s Inn Oxford this year. For more details, please see attachments:

Mates ‘n’ Dates Ball 2018

Ball Raffle Letter 2

If you would like any further information about Guideposts or Mates ‘N’ Dates, please contact: Kelly Gough, Service Manager on 01993 893560 or email Mark Garwood, Mates ‘N’ Dates co-ordinator at