Basepoint in Bournemouth has given marathon runner Richard Taylor a boost by matching every penny he has raised for us. The generous donation is part of a pledge to donate £10,000 in match funding to our Information and Advice Service in 2017/18.
Having overcome life changing brain surgery in 2011, business owner Richard raised a fantastic £1,261.75 by running the London Marathon on 23rd April 2017. With his business based at Basepoint, Richard chose to fundraise for us as the centre's long standing charity partner. Together they have made a donation of £2,523.50.
Richard said; “I am so pleased to be able to tick the London Marathon off my bucket list. It was a really tough challenge but I am happy I could support a worthwhile local cause.”
Basepoint Bournemouth has supported Autism Wessex since 2008 and has recently announced that it will continue to support us in 2017/18.
Karl Fuller of Basepoint Business Centre in Bournemouth said; “We would like to congratulate Richard on his marathon fundraising effort! We are delighted to be able to boost his total and enjoyed holding a coffee morning in the centre to show our support. We know the work that the charity does is life changing for so many local people and are delighted to continue to support Autism Wessex this year. We feel privileged to work with the charity and fund its vital Information and Advice service.”
Emily Pike of Autism Wessex said; “We are immensely grateful to Richard and Basepoint for their fantastic support. Our Information and Advice Service is a lifeline to thousands of local people and we are hugely grateful to them for helping to fund such an important service. Our specialist advisors support many parents through each step of the diagnosis process, plugging the gap in statutory provision at what can be a difficult time.”