The Ipswich branch of Basepoint Business Centres is supporting Suffolk Age UK with a continuation of match funded events, raising vital funds for the our core services, including befriending, information & advice and benefits support.
Priding themselves on supporting the community in which they work in, Basepoint Centres across the country choose a charity to support on an annual basis with the opportunity to match fund up to £10,000 over the course of a twelve month period. Uniquely, Basepoint is wholly owned by The ACT Foundation, a charity, whose mission is to ‘ACT to enhance the quality of life for people in need’.
Any profit from the Basepoint operation is used by the Trust to further its charitable objectives within the communities that it serves. In addition all Basepoint Business Centres, whether owned or managed, provide financial support to a local charity as part of their own objective to help develop sustainable communities. This support is funded by The ACT Foundation from its reserves and not through revenue generated at the Centre.
Basepoint Ipswich have match funded two recent fundraising events raising a total of £2,353.06, going towards their annual target. Ipswich Centre Manager Alison Morrissey commented “We really enjoy being involved and are delighted that with the support of our local community and licence holders we have been able to contribute to this fantastic total”.
In June, we invited local schools, community groups and businesses to host a Big Chinwag coffee morning, with around a dozen local organisations taking part. This is to be an annual event, with the aim to grow year on year. We also hosted our annual Summer Quiz at Seckford Golf Club, where teams pitted their wits against each other and enjoyed a summer BBQ.
Jo Reeder, Fundraiser for Suffolk Age UK said “Our partnership with Basepoint Ipswich is a great example of a way that a business can support a local charity - raising the profile of both organisations - networking, fundraising and volunteering being great ways of building a strong relationship”.
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