Base 33 to tee-off WOBA 2015

Kelly Lea, WOBA

Monday September 1st 2014


Witney based charity, Base 33, is helping to launch the West Oxfordshire Business Awards 2015 by hosting a WOBA Charity Golf and Pamper Day ahead of an evening launch event on Thursday 25 September 2014 which will see a new WOBA identity and award categories revealed at Witney Lakes Resort.

Winner of the WOBA Polythene UK Charity and Community Award 2014, Base 33 Youth Trust is inviting West Oxfordshire business people to take part in a fun competition from 12.00 in addition to a ‘Beat the Pro’ nearest to pin challenge against Deana Rushworth, Witney Lakes’ resident professional golfer.

Those who prefer an alternative to golf can relax and unwind with two-hour pamper sessions available at Witney Lakes Health Club from 12.30 – 18.00.

Base 33 WOBA fundraiser spa day: Picture: Ric Mellis

We are thrilled to be able to help launch WOBA 2015 with our fundraising event. Winning the charity award has meant a great deal to us not only in helping to raise our profile for fundraising but also in connecting us with West Oxfordshire businesses who can provide employment opportunities for the young people we are trying to help.Claire Dowan, CEO of Base 33 Youth Trust

The launch of WOBA 2015 will mark the fifth year of the awards, which provides businesses of West Oxfordshire with a platform to receive the recognition they deserve in addition to facilitating business opportunities through a growing WOBA network.

We would like to encourage businesses to join the Base 33 Charity Golf and Pamper Day in addition to attending our evening launch event at Witney Lakes. Our fifth year marks an exciting new era which will see opportunities for even more businesses in West Oxfordshire to become WOBA winners and part of our thriving WOBA community.”Jane Bigos from the WOBA Team

Witney Lakes Resort, the venue for the WOBA 2015 launch, was recognised as a WOBA 2014 winner when presented with the Heythrop Park Leisure, Tourism and Hospitality Award earlier this year.

Witney Lakes Resort is delighted to be supporting Base 33 and to be hosting the 2015 WOBA launch away day. 
Winning the Leisure/ Hospitality category for 2014 has been a huge lift for the whole company and has enabled us to show growth in all areas through a targeted PR campaign. We would like to actively encourage other West Oxfordshire businesses to enter the WOBAs and look forward to welcoming them to WLR on 25 September.”Gavin Brown, Managing Director of Witney Lakes Resort

To sign-up and find out more about Base 33’s Charity Golf and Pamper Day email:

To attend the free WOBA 2015 evening launch event, taking place from 18.00 – 20.00 at Witney Lakes Resort on Thursday 25 September, email: or click here to register.


Notes to editor:

Photo caption: Claire Dowan of Base 33, Gavin Brown of Witney Lakes and Jane Bigos of WOBA at Witney Lakes calling for entrants to the charity golf and pamper day ahead of the WOBA Launch on Thursday 25 September 2014.

For further information contact:
Kelly Lea
PR Consultant
M: 07988 195 262