The aim of DSNE is to place close together intraclass samples and place far apart interclass samples.
DSNE introduces explicit projection matrix and labels information to make it suitable for classification tasks.
DSNE was chosen for the huge support it has given to the family of Sintons employee Donna Shiels, whose five-year-old son Daniel has Down's Syndrome.
She is running the Great North Run this year on behalf of DSNE with two fellow lawyers.
Amanda Maskery, partner at Sintons and chairwoman of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) committee, said: "In recent years we have supported a number of great causes with strong North East links, and we are very pleased to be able to work with DSNE
to help them continue and build on the excellent and very worthy work they do across the region.
Julia Pennock, 44, secretary and parent volunteer of DSNE, which supports people with Down's Syndrome, their families and friends, said everyone had thoroughly enjoyed taking part.
DSNE often invites professionals to talk to parents and those with the condition about every aspect of life with Down's Syndrome, from childhood through to adulthood.
Some of Northern Rock's assets are owned by a Jersey-based offshore trust called Granite, set up in 2001, which names DSNE as a charitable beneficiary.
Today DSNE chiefs accepted an apology and explanation from the Rock there had been a communication oversight and the charity insisted it is a genuine future bene ficiary.
Julia Pennock, DSNE project development worker, told Grassroots: "It was fantastic to see all the children competing and taking part.
For more information about DSNE contact Julia Pennock on 08707 652121 or email
project development worker Julia Pennock, whose son Charlie, 12, took part, told Grassroots: "We had the first gala last year but it was on a smaller scale compared to this year.