Leading technology and engineering hub The Base on Dallam Lane has announced a long-term partnership with two of Warrington’s most important charities.
The Grade A office building is seeking to mobilise its networks and tenants to help raise money and awareness for Warrington Youth Zone and Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals. Fundraising events, publicity and mentoring and support for charity staff are all part of the deal.
“These are two of Warrington’s most vital charities, each delivering critical support and care to people in need of both,” explained Jayne Furnival, property director of Langtree, which manages The Base on behalf of owner Warrington & Co.
“Our Elevate network includes more than 400 of the local town’s and further afield most committed and active businesses and helping both charities plug into them for help, advice and financial support will make a real difference over the long term,” she added.
Among the early items on the agenda for businesses at the Base will be the opportunity to support the charities with volunteering days and mentoring sessions. Other opportunities include themed fundraising events and bespoke activities around Christmas, says Jayne.
And, she says, the deal will be two-way, with the charities providing advice to businesses here on how to maximise their own out-reach work.
“Professional charities such as these can teach us a lot about how our companies can improve our social engagement and both will be hosting workshops to that effect.”
“We are absolutely thrilled to be chosen as one of the charity partners for The BASE and are so grateful for their support which will ensure that young people in the town can access somewhere safe and positive to go, have someone to talk to, and learn new skills and make new friends. It is also a great opportunity to work alongside the Warrington and Halton Hospitals Charity and we look forward to working in this exciting partnership” Paul Griffiths – Grants and Partnerships Manager
Helen Higginson, Head of Fundraising at WHH Charity welcomed the valuable opportunity offered by The Base.
“We are hugely grateful to The Base and its businesses for choosing WHH Charity. The opportunity to work closely with all the companies at The Base – alongside the amazing Warrington Youth Zone – will help us build new ways to support and engage to help make a difference for both our patients and our staff.
The charities were chosen following a request for nominations amongst the Grade A building’s business base. 27 high-growth companies now call The Base home, covering a wide range of sectors, and employing more than 250 staff.