Basepoint Business Centres & The ACT Foundation Make A Difference For Nepal by Donating Over £258,000 to ShelterBox UK
Basepoint Business Centres, a wholly owned subsidiary company of The ACT Foundation, has recently concluded its “Making A Difference For Nepal” campaign, which has raised £258,106.39 for ShelterBox (www.shelterbox.org.uk), a UK registered charity providing emergency shelter and vital supplies to Nepal.
The earthquakes in Nepal were the most devastating in 80 years and the millions of people affected were living in severe poverty and struggling to make ends meet. ShelterBox has been sending shelter kits to help people mend buildings and build temporary shelters that can be adapted and moved when needed. The earthquake may have lasted just over a minute but the impact on the people of Nepal will be felt for many years to come.
Basepoint Business Centres across the South of England, Midlands and Wales held a host of events to raise money for the appeal including cake sales, afternoon teas, raffles, product sample sales and silent auctions as well as receiving some individual donations from licensees.
Denis Taylor, Chairman of Basepoint Business Centres, comments; “There has been a marvellous response to our “Making A Difference For Nepal” campaign with some very generous donations and money raising through local events. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who donated for their generous support and for helping to bring shelter, warmth and hope to families that have lost everything.”
As Basepoint collected donations through its parent company, The ACT Foundation, a registered grant making charity, we will be able to claim from HMRC an additional 25p for every £1 an individual has given if they chose to utilise gift aid and Companies will be able to set their donation off against Tax.