Our fundraising success for Mencap

December 2018

Our fundraising success for Mencap

We have raised an enormous £1,269 for Basingstoke Mencap by hosting a recent Christmas fundraising evening and have enabled the local charity to continue to develop their Greenfingers Project.

Our staff and lots of colleagues from across the area came together for an evening of festive fun and fundraising.  Many local businesses had donated spectacular prizes for the Grand Draw and these certainly caught the attention of the generous guests who enthusiastically supported this fantastic cause.

Thanks to these efforts, Basingstoke Mencap will now be able to purchase a ‘craft shed’ where service users can expand their horticultural and woodwork skills.  This will extend the opportunities for adults with learning difficulties to learn new skills and benefit from teamwork and the outdoors at the inspiring Mencap site in South Ham.

David Lister, Mencap Vice-Chair, says “I would thank you once again for the kind support of Brain Chase Coles and the generous donation.   We look forward to this exciting development and our ability to provide improved facilities for our service users in 2019.”

The evening was supported by the Basingstoke Mayor, Cllr Sean Keating who is promoting Basingstoke Mencap as part of his charitable work this year.

Lady Colman, President of Mencap, said “what a very special evening it was that you and your colleagues arranged for the benefit of Mencap. All your arrangements for the Raffle were innovative (sadly none of my tickets were drawn!).  You had been awarded some wonderful prizes of interest and many will have lasting memories of the evening like I did.  AND what a delicious buffet, with some of the very best Chocolate Brownies! Again, thank you for all your efforts to have hosted such a memorable fundraising evening.”

Elizabeth Ford and Jon Coles welcome Basingstoke Mayor, Cllr Sean Keating, and the Chairman of Basingtoke Mencap Michael Stockwell, to the fundraising evening

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