Charity benefits from business centre’s cash

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THE Gosport and District Sports Association for the Disabled has benefited from fundraising activities run by a business centre.

Andrew Weston, centre manager of the Basepoint-operated Gosport Business Centre, presented two cheques for almost £1,800 to the charity.

The aim of GADSAD is to provide social and sporting activities to disabled people locally.

It provides its members with the opportunity to socialise with others in similar situations and participate in a wide variety of sports and games.

Mr Weston said: ‘We are delighted to be supporting GADSAD this year because they do such a wonderful job for disabled people in the Gosport area.’

The business centre is owned by The ACT Foundation, a leading 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.

Denise Starkie, secretary of GADSAD, said the money will help buy solar panels for the charity’s club house.