Grassroots support for adults with learning difficulties. That’s the aim for the New Blendworth Centre in Horndean, which recently received a vital funding boost from property professionals in and around Portsmouth.
The Portsmouth Property Association’s (PPA) annual charity dinner at The Royal Maritime Club, attended by 230 guests, helped to raise £5,000 for the local charity, thanks to the proceeds of a grand auction and raffle.
The grand auction, carried out by auctioneer and keen PPA supporter Clive Emson, founder and chairman of regional land and property auctioneers Clive Emson, raised £2,140.
One of the nine lots, donated by the PPA, for a petrol-head ride in a super-car, attracted the highest bid of the night at £340.
PPA chairman Steve Cripps, who chose to support the charity, commented: “We were overwhelmed by the generosity and backing of PPA members - our annual charity dinner continues to be one of the highlights of the business community’s calendar.”
The New Blendworth Centre is a day provision for people with varying degrees of learning difficulties/disabilities, offering work placements in horticulture and aiming to develop and support individual goals, encourage friendships, raise self-esteem and promote confidence and independence.
To find out more, visit www.thenewblendworthcentre.com