Business Centre, Basepoint Winchester, is delighted to announce a new partnership with local charity, The Joe Glover Trust, which will see them donate £10,000 via match funding in the coming financial year.
Basepoint Business Centres, who specialise in the development and operation of flexible business, innovation and enterprise centres, is owned by The ACT Foundation, a leading UK grant-making charity, dedicated to improving the quality of life of those in need. As such, each Centre is dedicated to fundraising for a selected charity and The ACT Foundation match funds any money raised by the chosen charity, up to the value of £10,000 per Centre.
The Joe Glover Trust was founded by Maxine Glover, the mother of Joe Glover, who was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer in April 2005 and sadly lost his battle. The Joe Glover Trust supports the families of children who receive treatment at the specialist children’s oncology unit, the Piam Brown Ward or the Teenage and Young Adult Unit, at Southampton General Hospital.
Jane Wilmshurst from the charity says “When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the family’s world falls apart leaving a devastating impact. Everything the family knows suddenly becomes uncertain as they face months and years of grueling treatment. Many parents are forced to give up work or take unpaid leave to care for their sick child but the mortgage/council tax /other normal household expenditure don’t go away. Whether it is helping with travel costs to hospital, helping with household bills/everyday living expenses or sadly funeral costs, the charity helps ease the financial burden families’ face at this very difficult time by awarding hardship grants.”
The Joe Glover Trust helps out in many ways, by providing equipment such as Xboxes or iPads to help the children through a very difficult time. They also run a Days Out Programme, designed to give the families a day out together away from the everyday stresses they face.
For more information on The Joe Glover Trust please visit: www.thejoeglovertrust.org.