ALTERATIONS are to set to be made to the Citizen Advice Bureau centre in Basingstoke thanks to a near £20,000 donation.

The centre, based in the Discovery Centre, in Festival Place, will use the funds to go towards making maintenance improvements, including new windows as the temperature is so variable in the venue staff fear it is often uncomfortable for anyone using the centre.

Citizens Advice Basingstoke was granted the donation of £19,194 from Asda Foundation.

As well as helping with the maintenance of the centre, the money will help to staff and volunteers at the centre provide advice to people from all different backgrounds, and to tackle any issues they may have.

Graham Hatcher, chief executive of Citizens Advice Basingstoke, said: “We are delighted to have received such a generous donation from the Asda Foundation which will go towards the funding of making our centre facilities more comfortable for anyone who comes to Citizen Advice Basingstoke.

“As a charity, we rely on the kindness of those like Asda Foundation to make what we do a possibility, and we’d like to thank them for making this happen.”

The Asda Foundation is a registered charity which aims to have a positive impact on communities, making independent grants to provide support to good causes, chosen by Asda’s community life colleagues

The application to support Citizens Advice Basingstoke through the Asda Foundation was put forward by staff at the Brighton Hill store.

Linda Butcher, Asda Basingstoke’s community champion, said: “We see the Foundation as one of the many ways to give something back to the communities that support us.

“That’s why we lend a hand to the wide range of good causes with which our colleagues are involved in , sharing their passion.”

and helping to make a difference through a variety of projects locally and across the UK.

“Supporting smaller, local applications such as Citizens Advice is really important to us – and we hope it will make a real difference within the local community in Basingstoke.”