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Grassroots support

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. 

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