Basepoint Business Centres raise cash to support Autism Bedfordshire

Basepoint Business Centres has donated a cheque for £826 to Autism Bedfordshire after it was chosen as the company's charity of the year.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 19th April 2016, 3:00 pm
Basepoint chooses Autism Bedfordshire for it's charity of the year
Basepoint chooses Autism Bedfordshire for it's charity of the year

The team at the Luton branch raised £413 at an Easter raffle and the amount was matched by the ACT Foundation.

Autism Bedfordshire aims to improve the quality of life for people with autism and their families in Bedfordshire.

The charity runs a number of services, including a social activity group for children, a youth club for teenagers, a day time social group for adults and employment support.

Claire Thompson, a corporate fundraiser for the charity, said: “The services we provide are a lifeline to many families in the local community and so it is imperative that we raise the funds to continue running them this year.

“All our services are funded entirely through grants and donations and so we are extremely grateful to Basepoint for supporting Autism Bedfordshire and enabling us to continue to support local people in need.”

Basepoint Business Centres provide workspaces to let, they are owned by the ACT Foundation, a UK grant-making charity committed to improving the quality of life of those in need.

Each centre is dedicated to fundraising for a selected charity and the ACT Foundation will match any money raised, up to the value of £10,000.

Fiona McDermott, centre manager of Basepoint Business Centres Luton, said: “We are really excited to welcome Autism Bedfordshire as our chosen charity and we are looking forward to working with them this year.

“Our Easter raffle raised £413 which, with matched funding, meant we could donate £826 to Autism Bedfordshire as a starting point.”

Basepoint is organising a number of fundraising activities to raise money for the charity, including a barn dance, pamper evening and quiz night.