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Basepoint Andover donates £900 to Breathtakers OB Trust in ongoing fundraising efforts


Des Faherty, centre manager at Basepoint Andover, recently presented a cheque for £900 to local charity, Breathtakers OB Trust, the centre’s chosen charity. Breathtakers OB Trust is the only UK registered charity ‘specifically’ supporting Obliterative Bronchiolitis. The charity aims to support families affected by this rare lung disease, raise awareness with doctors and other professionals and support initiatives which will benefit OB sufferers.

Des Faherty, centre manager at Basepoint Andover, comments: “We are thrilled to be able to present this cheque to Breathtakers. The money raised has come from some centre based fundraising events themed on Euro 2012 and Wimbledon, plus a number of generous donations for some surplus office furniture.  We have also just assisted Breathtakers in raising a further £328.50 by hosting a car boot sale in the centre and will shortly be match funding this as well.”

Lynn Thompson, founder of Breathtakers OB Trust, comments: “We are most grateful to Basepoint Andover for their first fundraising donation. The money raised will contribute to a variety of projects to benefit OB sufferers locally, which range from supplying vital medical equipment to families, raising awareness to avoid misdiagnosis with chronic asthma and supporting teenagers with OB to fulfill their educational potential and move into suitable employment.”

Basepoint’s fundraising efforts will continue with a co-hosted charity golf day on 18th September.  They are currently looking for teams of four at £25 per head. For those who would like to enter a team to support this worthwhile local charity, please contact Des Faherty on 01264 326326.

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.

Located in the East Portway Business Estate, Basepoint Andover provides high quality managed office space in friendly, purpose-built premises and on flexible terms. For further information, please contact the team on 01264 326326 or visit www.basepoint.co.uk.