Autism Wessex is delighted to announce a significant boost to its 45th anniversary Sapphire Ball event, courtesy of Basepoint Business Centre’s ‘Match Funding’ scheme. Over £6,000 was raised through the event in ticket sales as well as raffle prizes and a luxury auction on the night. Thanks to Basepoint’s financial boost of £6,200 the total sum raised is just over £12,000.
Karl Fuller, Basepoint’s Centre Manager comments; “We are delighted to be able to support Autism Wessex in this way. We enjoy an excellent working relationship and are pleased to see our funds being put to good use to make a real difference where it is needed most.”
Funds raised from the Sapphire Ball will be used to enhance and improve the services the charity provides for people affected by autism and other associated difficulties within the community.
Kim Darbyshire, Corporate Partnerships Officer comments; “We are really fortunate to enjoy such a good relationship with Basepoint Business Centre and are very grateful for their ongoing support over the years. This match funding scheme makes such a difference and is a real boost to our fundraising efforts. Basepoint Business Centre was our headline sponsor. Thanks also goes to our other corporate sponsors on the night, including Williams Thompson Solicitors LLP, CSE Citation Centre, NWM, Salad Creative and Saffery Champness. Due to these kind donations every penny raised will go directly to the charity as all costs were covered in hosting the event. We are always looking for additional corporate partners to support our ‘lifestyle’, ‘fitness’ and ‘challenge’ events throughout the year and have a number of attractive packages for both short term and longer term support. If you are a business looking for exciting promotional opportunities in affiliation with a long serving charity, please come and talk to us to discuss how we can work together.”
Autism Wessex will be hosting their inaugural bike ride challenge, a 33 mile route from Dorchester to the charity’s Portfield School near Bournemouth on Sunday 8 September from 10am. For further details on this or any other of the charity’s events please visit www.autismwessex.org.uk