A BASINGSTOKE charity has been given a big donation by a Hampshire-based business.

The Pink Place, a cancer charity that operates from 3 Wote Street, has been given a cheque for £2,842.50 by PomPom London Ltd, a luxury accessories brand.

PomPom London's two joint directors Ben Boon and Harry Griffiths, both 26, donated all profits from the sales of their PINK leather London City Bag and Mayfair Bag in October to The Pink Place.

The donation drive was done as part of the Breast Cancer Awareness month in October.

Ben and Harry, who met at school, started their company in 2015 with the aim of delivering affordable, stylish and contemporary fashion pieces that are unique and fun for all ages, sourced and designed from the UK.

After handing over the cheque to The Pink Place, Ben said: “It was an honour to meet and present the team at The Pink Place with a cheque for £2,842.50. 

“I hope this donation makes a small difference to the amazing work they do in Hampshire and surrounding areas.  As a local Hampshire business we look forward to working with them in the near future.” 

Christine Griffiths, fundraising and events manager at The Pink Place, said: “We are totally blown away by the generosity of these extraordinary, young entrepreneurs who donated such an amazing amount of money to our charity. 

“Since Covid restrictions eased, we have experienced a large surge in the number of ladies and gents with a cancer diagnosis requiring our support services and this donation will allow us to continue our vital work. We are absolutely delighted to continue this partnership with PomPom London Ltd into next year.”

The Pink Place was founded in 2010 and since has offered free wellbeing support and services to adults affected by cancer and their partners living in the local community including Basingstoke, Tadley and the surrounding area. The Pink Place is supported by NHS Basingstoke and North Hants Hospital.