Basepoint Continue Support of Local Charities
Serviced office provider Basepoint Business Centres, which operates 28 locations throughout the Midlands and the South of England, are continuing their support of local charities and have recently pledged to help a charity in Kent.
Lympne-based Hft Kent helps people with learning disabilities and has residential care homes in Folkestone and Hythe. It currently provides support for 60 adults in the local area and is committed to helping them live as independently as they can.
The team at Basepoint’s Folkestone Enterprise Centre, located just outside of the town centre of Folkestone, have recently pledged their support for Hft Kent and fundraising officer Gillian Orman says that she is “delighted” to have Basepoint onboard.
“We’re keen to encourage people to support their local Hft and we are always looking for community groups and individuals to help us in our fundraising efforts by holding events,” she said.
“We are delighted that Basepoint has offered to match-fund local fundraising for us. Fundraising will now be even more rewarding for volunteers as they will know that their efforts will be doubled with the generous contributions from Basepoint.”
Lorraine May, Centre Manager at Folkestone Enterprise Centre, commented:
“Hft Kent does fantastic work for local people with learning disabilities and I am pleased to be able to support the charity in any way possible. We have supported Martha Trust for the past three years and have donated almost ┬ú30,000 – I hope that our new partnership with Hft Kent can be just as rewarding.”
Abbey Enterprise Centre, Basepoint’s Romsey-based location, has supported the Hampshire Riding Therapy Centre for three years and has recently presented the charity with a cheque for ┬ú10,000, matching the funds raised by the riding centre throughout the year.
Keri Coutts, director of The Hampshire Riding Therapy Centre, said that the donation will have a “huge impact on life at the centre”, enabling them to buy a new horse and pay for necessities such as feed, care and training.
The centre helps children with lifetime illnesses by teaching them how to ride and to understand the responsibilities that come with caring for horses, which boosts their self-confidence and also teaches them important life skills. Horse riding is also a recognised therapy which can help people to improve balance, fitness and body strength.
Jenny Wills, centre manager at Basepoint Romsey, said that they are pleased to support the charity.
“Hampshire Riding Therapy Centre gives children and adults with lifetime illnesses the opportunity to experience horse riding in a safe but fun environment, which can teach them more about caring for themselves,” she said. “The charity achieves amazing results in a beautiful calm environment, so we endeavour to support them in any way we can.”