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Basepoint Crawley presents cheque for £10,000 to local charity, Outreach 3 Way

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Basepoint Crawley and the Mayor of Crawley, Councillor Bob Burgess recently presented a cheque of £10,000 to Outreach 3 Way, a Sussex-based learning disabilities charity. The cheque represents fundraising that was raised over the last year through a variety of sponsorship activities and was match-funded by Basepoint’s parent company, The Act Foundation.

The fundraising was raised by sponsorship through wide-ranging events including the ‘Ride London’ cycle challenge, the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge completed by Basepoint Crawley’s centre manager Rebecca Gattinesi, a Christmas fundraising campaign, and the Mayor’s Bollywood event.

Outreach 3 Way helps people with learning disabilities to work, live independently and enjoy social inclusion. Their work is varied ranging from a few hours care to 24 hour support for people with complex needs. They offer housing, work skills, sports, art and a range of therapies.

Rebecca Gattinesi, Basepoint Crawley’s centre manager, comments: “We are thrilled to be able to continue our support for Outreach 3 Way and incredibly proud to be involved with the fantastic opportunites it provides for those with learning disabilities. We are looking forward to next year’s fundraising activities; including the Mayor’s six a side charity football tournament due to take place on 25th May.”

Basepoint Business Centres, 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.

Trusha Khambhaita, fundraising manager at Outreach 3 Way, comments, "The support we receive from Basepoint makes a tremendous difference helping us to continue to provide vital services, which include 24 hour support for people with complex needs; programmes which enable people with learning disabilities to take part in sports; and one-to-one support which helps people with challenging behaviour access their local community."