The Anderson Foundation was set up in 2003 by Mark Anderson who wanted to engage his wide network of like-minded friends and associates to build a charitable foundation that could be more ‘hands on’ in terms of where and how fundraising money was used.
The Foundation has continued in more recent times to raise funds for the National Autistic Society (NAS) and is extremely proud of its landmark project: construction of the NAS Anderson School in Chigwell, Essex, which opened in September 2017.
The National Autistic Society, which supports parents and children affected by autism, would not have been able to fund a project of this scale without the support of the Anderson Foundation.
Drawing upon the Anderson Group’s contacts in the construction sector to achieve greater value for money, the partnership embarked on the construction of 60 new homes on adjacent land which paid for the school, along with suppliers and associates who donated cash, time and expertise to help turn this pipe dream into bricks and mortar reality.
By using its buying power and collaborating on projects the Anderson Foundation, led by Mark Anderson, was able to obtain greater value for money than the charity would have been able to if they had procured services on the open market.
The Anderson Foundation continues to raise funds through a variety of fundraising events, ranging from lunches and dinners with charity auctions, to golf days and wine experiences overseas, in order to provide additional support for NAS, playing a vital role in supporting special education provision in Essex.