Centre reaches the £3,000 mark with latest event

Andrew Weston presents a cheque to Home-Start Gosport & Fareham
Andrew Weston presents a cheque to Home-Start Gosport & Fareham
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Supporting a local charity, the Gosport Business Centre has reached thousands with its fundraisers.

The Basepoint-operated Gosport Business Centre has been supporting Home-Start Gosport & Fareham as its nominated charity for 2013.

Fundraisers began in March this year and have been gaining more and more support.

Home-Start Gosport & Fareham is a local branch of the UK’s leading family support charity.

They provide non-judgmental practical and emotional support and help build the family’s confidence and ability to cope.

Andrew Weston, centre manager at Gosport Business Centre, says: ‘We were really looking forward to forging closer links with Home-Start Gosport & Fareham when we decided to pick them as our charity of the year.

‘They do a wonderful job in supporting local families.

‘I know of at least one person who works at the business centre that has benefited from their help in the past.’

Basepoint Business Centres 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.

The ACT Foundation then matches the funds of any money raised by the chosen charity, up to the value of £10,000 per centre.

‘We were delighted to be chosen as Gosport Business Centre’s Charity of the Year,’ says Sarah-Jane Scott, the local scheme manager for Home-Start Gosport & Fareham.

‘This opportunity allowed us to raise much-needed funds to help continue our unique home visiting service to families with children under five-years-old in the Gosport and Fareham boroughs.

‘We are very grateful to the centre and we have enjoyed working with them this year.’

So far, the business centre has raised £3,000 for the group.

The most recent fundraiser was a fun day.

Sarah adds: ‘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 to enjoy the attractions on offer.

‘I am pleased to report that we raised £795 that will be match-funded by The ACT Foundation, Basepoint’s parent company.’

Andrew adds: ‘We are overjoyed at how much was raised on the day and we know it will all be put to good use.’