Basepoint Gosport Unveils new Charity
The Oakley Waterman Caravan Foundation has been nominated as Basepoint Gosport's Local Charity for 2017!
The Oakley Waterman Caravan Foundation was started by Dave and Lorraine Waterman from Gosport shortly before their six-year old son Oakley died of a rare form of cancer called Rhabdomysarcoma in 2005. It was while enjoying precious time together staying in a caravan at Church Farm Holiday Village at Pagham near Chichester that Oakley announced his wish.
He wished that they could purchase a caravan at Church Farm, which he loved so much, so it could also be used by other children, who are suffering with similar life threatening illnesses. Enabling them to enjoy time away from the normal daily routine and hospital scene, to enjoy have a short break with entertainment for the family. So the parents agreed to their sons only wish and with the help of some friends a caravan was purchased at the site in 2005. In 2007 a second caravan was purchased at another Haven site overlooking the sea at Devon Cliffs near Exeter.
With a Full Year of Events this year, CLICK HERE for events, which is open for ALL to attend and take part, their aim of £10,000 should be easily met. First up is the Golf Day at Skylark Golf and Country Club, with a Ladies and Men's South Coast Bike Ride, a Kids Sports Day and a Boxing Gala to finsh it all off in March, there is something for everyone.
Centre Manager, Mark Chivers, met recently with Lorriane who said "David and I are really looking forward to working with Mark, his team and Basepoint to raise an amazing amount of money for all our families that need our support!"