Posted 2/22/11 : 30th anniversary gift for BAAF
The British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) charity has been given a 30th anniversary birthday present by online and land gambling group Ladbrokes in the form of a GBP100,000 grant.
BAAF provides services that help find safe and caring homes for hundreds of vulnerable children and young people every year.
The donation is the latest in a series of charity fundraising initiatives by the gambling group that include a London to Paris sponsored bike journey involving Ladbroke employees. The GBP100,000 grant, one of the most significant given by Ladbrokes within the Community Charitable Trust (LICCT), will help to support BAAF over the next 12 months.
LICCT is related to Ladbrokes and provides funds to charities, particularly those that offer sports or leisure activities to the handicapped or disadvantaged. It has provided a massive GBP4.1 million to charity since its creation in 2003.
Diane Gault, fundraising director for BAAF said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the grant from LICCT, helping to make a massive difference to a tremendous number of disadvantaged children throughout the UK. We are a charity that relies on the kindness of others to enable us to continue to provide important services such as getting families for children and advising potential adopters and foster parents.”
Richard Royal of the Ladbrokes public affairs department said: “Ladbrokes is well known as a provider of entertainment and leisure activities that many people enjoy but its wider impact can often be overlooked. Many of our shops act as community hubs and we do an awful lot of charitable and community work, supporting hundreds of charities throughout the UK, employing 14,000 people and making a contribution to the economy. I am touched by the amazing work that BAAF does and am delighted to present them with this grant.”