Moneyweb in the Community
Invest In The Future
As part of our Invest In The Future sponsorship campaign, we have the honour of sponsoring some young and very talented sportsmen and women. Invest In The Future was created to provide a link from our core business of investing to our mission and core values which encapsulate supporting people in our local community.
Becky Mason – Triathlete
Becky is successfully competing as a triathlete at national, European and world Championships. In 2018 Becky competed in the Age group Triathlon World Championships in Australia where she achieved a 1st for GB and 19th world ranking in her age category. In 2019 Becky competed at the World Triathlon Championships in Lausanne in Switzerland where she achieved 7th for GB and 18th world ranking in her age category.
Triathlon involves a continuous open water swim, straight onto the bike and finally the run to finish.
Lois Teal, Equestrian Event Rider
Lois is a local girl from Norton, North Yorkshire, a keen event rider who has successfully competed at Badminton International Horse Trials in 2018 where she won the British Eventing BE100 Mitsubishi Cup, riding Z7 Catastrophe – winning a Mitsubishi Motor for a year in the process! Since her achievement Lois continues to progress and most recently has competed at both Badminton Horse Trials and the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe in 2019.
In 2018 Julie Snowden took part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, racing across the North Atlantic Ocean from New York to Liverpool.
Mark Barber Soccer School
Moneyweb sponsors the Under 14’s team who play for the Academy – a football development centre for Leeds United. The team will play fixtures against other professional academies, such as Hull City, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Doncaster and Grimsby.
Scarborough Cricket Club
Forging partnerships with Scarborough Cricket Club, encouraging all players of any age to contribute to the world of Cricket.
Scarborough Cricket Club Junior’s Under 9s
The team train every Friday evening and play a weekly match on a Sunday throughout the summer cricket season against other local teams.
Scarborough Rugby Union Football Club
We are proud sponsors of Scarborough Union Rugby Football Club, encouraging young players to progress through the ranks of rugby.
Market Harbourer Rugby Union Football Club
Forging partnerships in South Leicestershire and North Northamptonshire, Moneyweb sponsor Market Harbourer Rugby Union Football club and support the progression of its players.
When it comes to fundraising for charity, to date we have raised - £30,315.57..
Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale MIND
Each year we try to support a Charity and in 2020, we chose a local charity serving our community, Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale MIND (SWR Mind). They are a registered independent charity that provides support to adults who are experiencing mental health conditions.
Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale MIND, as I’m sure you will already know have had an extremely busy time during COVID-19 lock down, as people’s mental health becomes a high priority. Encompassing a population of over 170,000, SWR Mind are there to provide support to local people who struggle with mental ill health at some point in their lives. Therefore, it is essential that vital funds are raised, to ensure their services continue to be delivered to improve the mental health and well-being when and where it is needed.
As a result, we decided to run a Quiz, but not a Zoom/Microsoft/Facebook/Whatsapp, but a traditional paper Quiz. We felt that if people could donate at least a minimum of £5 per entry, more would be great & even more would be better!
The closing date was July 31st 2020. Thanks to everyone who completed the quiz or donated. The winners were: Mr and Mrs Hough, 2nd Place: Mrs Cammish, 3rd Place Mrs S Pennock and 4th Place were Mr and Mrs Marr.
Fundraising has raised £2,550 and this has been given to Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Mind for them to use during these trying times.
The UK Sepsis Trust
The Moneyweb team have chosen to support The UK Sepsis Trust for 2018/19. The team wanted to help raise awareness of Sepsis following Paul contracting Sepsis in 2018. Five people per hour are killed by Sepsis in the UK and a quarter of all Sepsis survivors suffer permanent, life-changing after effects.
The Moneyweb team and friends took part in Total Warrior on 22nd June 2019, 25 punishing obstacles over 12km including the ‘steeplechase’ the ‘sheep dip’ and ‘the shocker’ to name just a few. If you’d like to support us, you can donate through our JustGiving page. Fundraising over the year has raised £8,179.07.
We became a Dementia Friend and raised money for Alzheimer’s throughout 2017. The team took part in national ‘Cupcake Day’ and raised £106 selling homemade cupcakes on 15th June.
On 29th July 2017, the Moneyweb team and friends took part in a ‘Tough Mudder’ at Broughton Hall at Skipton. A personal trainer whipped the team into shape and prepared us for swimming, commando crawling in water under cables, climbing 6ft walls, and a lot of running. The event raised £1,316.67.
British Heart Foundation
All of the Moneyweb team took part in the Choc-less Challenge in March 2017 and gave up eating chocolate throughout March to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation. Becoming Choc-less Heroes, the team raised £500. Giving up chocolate came easier to some members of the team than others! But for such a great cause, the team are all keen to continue their support.
Heart and circulatory disease causes more than a quarter of deaths in the UK every year and around the country there are around seven million people living with the disease.
MacMillan Cancer Support
The team supported Becky Robinson in raising £25,000.00 for MacMillan Cancer Support throughout 2016.
Becky put together a number of fund raisers including regular ‘Super Sunday Suppers’ starting in the winter months and running through to summer, a coffee morning, a treasure hunt, a charity night, and ‘A Racy Night for Macmillan’ which included getting together an array of local gents and training them to dance and put on a show, including ‘The Full Monty’, to over 200 paying guests. The Moneyweb team served canapes to guests, disguised as waiters before performing a ‘flash mob’ dance on stage, complete with airlifts!
All the fund raising cumulated with Becky riding in the Macmillan Charity Race at York Racecourse in June. A valiant effort, a lot of training from Becky and a fantastic amount raised for MacMillan.
Young Adult Carers – Scarborough & Ryedale Carers Resource
Moneyweb are proud to support local charity Scarborough and Ryedale Carers Resource. The charity supports Young Carers; a Young Carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol. There are about 700,000 young carers in the UK. Being a young carer can have a big impact on the things that are important to growing up. It can affect a young person’s health, social life and self-confidence. Two events have been held to date to raise funds for the charity.
In 2014, ‘It’s a Knockout’ took place, a fun-filled day which involved a lot of energy to complete all ten of the ‘It’s a Knockout’ obstacles. Along with family stalls and a hog roast and band in the evening, a total of £5,000 was raised.
In 2015, ‘Bubble Football’ was held, which involved the team organising a football tournament with the difference that you competed in a bubble….more demanding than it sounds! A great family day out was had, with 16 teams competing. Along with some traditional stalls and refreshments, the event raised £3,891.45.