Basepoint Weymouth presents a £5,000 cheque to the charity Diverse Abilities Plus
Basepoint Weymouth and The Act Foundation, match funds the money raised from Diverse Abilities Plus' fundraising event, 'It's a Knockout' held in June this year.
Diverse Abilities Plus is an independent, not for profit organisation working together with families to help meet the needs of local people of all ages with physical and learning difficulties. They endeavour to achieve this through tailor-made programmes of support, developed according to the needs of the individual through every transitional stage of their lives and personal development.
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.
Stella Brading, Centre Manager at Basepoint Weymouth, comments: “We’ve been delighted to support Diverse Abilities Plus for the past 2 years as they provide an invaluable service to the local community, and I am pleased that the It's a Knockout event was such a huge success - and great fun to take part in too!”
Lottie Forte, the new Events Intern for the charity, accepted the cheque on behalf of Diverse Abilities Plus and said: “We are incredibly grateful to Basepoint Weymouth for this kind donation. The funds will be used to help our charity support many Dorset children with physical and learning disabilities, including families in Weymouth, through providing special play sessions and activities in the school holidays.”