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Basepoint Gosport donates over £1,400 to local charity

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The Basepoint operated Gosport Business Centre is delighted to announce that it has donated £1,408.90 to its chosen charity, Home-Start Gosport and Fareham, after match-funding proceeds raised at a series of events.

Home-Start Gosport and Fareham supports parents with at least one child under the age of five who are dealing with issues such as isolation, mental health, sickness, disability, domestic abuse, multiple birth or difficult relationships.

A carefully selected volunteer who has parenting experience will regularly visit a family in their own home, offering emotional and practical support through difficult times. This parent to parent support is a simple yet effective way of giving hope and enabling families to get back on track.

Sarah-Jane Scott, the Scheme Manager, comments: “We are extremely grateful to Basepoint for choosing us as their charity for the year. Competition for funding is fierce, especially in the current economic climate, so we feel very fortunate to be given this opportunity which will contribute greatly to ensuring we can continue to provide a home-visiting volunteer to those families who need a bit of extra support when their children are young. I would like to thank Basepoint on behalf of all the staff, volunteers and families in Gosport and Fareham.”

Basepoint, who specialise in the development and operation of flexible business, innovation and enterprise centres, is owned by The ACT Foundation, a leading UK grant-making charity, dedicated to improving the quality of life of those in need. As such, each centre is dedicated to fundraising for a selected charity and The ACT Foundation match funds any money raised by the chosen charity, up to the value of £10,000 per centre.

Andrew Weston, Centre Manager for Gosport Business Centre, adds: “We’re pleased that this donation will help volunteers to continue their valuable work in the local community and we are looking forward to doing more with the organisation, including a family fun day in August.”

The Basepoint operated Gosport Business Centre provides a wide range of flexible office space ranging from one person units, through to larger spaces that are available individually or as required. The centre also boasts an incubator suite with fully equipped workstations for start-up businesses, a broad selection of self contained workshop and studios, superfast broadband and free parking. The centre is prominently located on the A32 Fareham Road, between Gosport and Fareham, with easy access to both towns, as well as J11 of the M27.