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Basepoint Gosport donates nearly £3,000 to local charity

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The Basepoint operated Gosport Business Centre is delighted to announce that it has presented a cheque for £2,967.64 to its chosen charity, Home-Start Gosport and Fareham, after match-funding proceeds fundraised at a series of events.

The presentation took place at the family fun day that had been organised jointly by the team at Gosport Business Centre and the charity. The event was a way of thanking all of the volunteers who work for the charity, the families that benefit from their visits, and to raise money to help the charity continue its work in the local community.

Sarah-Jane Scott, the scheme manager, said: “We are extremely grateful to Andrew Weston and his team at Basepoint for all their support with the fun day. Despite the weather, many families and volunteers attended with their families to enjoy the attractions on offer and I am pleased to report that we raised £795 that will be match-funded by The ACT Foundation, Basepoint’s parent company.”

Andrew Weston, centre manager for Gosport Business Centre, adds: “What a fantastic day everyone had. The bouncy castle the business centre arranged was a huge hit and was never empty, a steady stream of families enjoyed a great day even if the weather wasn’t perfect, and there were smiles all round from everyone. We are overjoyed at how much was raised on the day and we know it will all be put to good use.”

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.

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.