Lady Judith Colman has been our patron for several years.
In recognition of her loyalty and support, the Board of Trustees awarded Lady Colman the title of Life Patron for BDDF.
Local councillor Simon Bound is another of BDDF's regular supporters.
Simon has been a BDDF patron since May 2018.
Also a local councillor, Jane Frankum has also supported BDDF, especially during her time as Mayor and Mayoress of Basingstoke.
Jane has been a BDDF Patron since May 2018.
Maria Miller has been Basingstoke's MP since 2005. She has previously held the position of Minster for Disabled People and is currently Chair of the Women and Equalities Select Committee.
Maria has kindly supported BDDF at members' events and fundraising activities for several years. She has been a BDDF Patron since May 2018.
BDDF would not be where it is today without the support of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. They have generously provided us with grants, meeting venues and guidance.
We look forward to continuing to work with them as our charity grows.
A big thank you to D&M Photography for kindly donating their time and expertise to capture images from our Signpost Service and Disability Connections sessions, as well as our 2017/18 AGM.
Hampshire County Council have supported BDDF since 2012 by allowing our Signpost Service to operate in the foyer of Basingstoke Discovery Centre on the first Tuesday of each month from 10am to 12pm (noon).
The Discovery Centre's management team have always been positive, helpful and encouraging. They have kindly hosted popular and well-attended BDDF disability awareness events in 2016 and 2018.
We would like to thank the following companies (in no particular order) for their support with the Roll in 2017:
Beechdown, Ryman Stationery, Jump Factory, Absolutely Karting, FHC for Hair, Dummer Garden Centre, The Entertainer, Homebase, Halfords, Serendipity, Longdown Activity Farm, Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, Jake's, Holiday Inn, Finkley Down Farm, Wellington Country Park, Supercuts, Asda, Tesco, Waitrose, BCOT, Apollo Hotel, Studley Grange, The Lookout Discovery Centre, Boots, Subway, F. Hinds, Thorntons, Toucan Travel, Morrisons, Domino's Pizza, Horse-ology, Sainsbury's, Warburtons, Fyffes, Jan Jack's Laughter House, Basingstoke Shop Mobility, Big Lottery Fund, Phillips Solicitors, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, Mencap, Pets Corner, Wilko, Blacks, Fabric Land, Flying Tiger, Whittard of Chelsea, Lush, Body Shop and Hotel Chocolat.
A big thank you to local business FM Print for kindly printing publicity flyers for us free of charge.