One of the talented sportswomen we are proud to sponsor is Julie Snowden, supporting her to take part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race across the North Atlantic Ocean. During the race, Julie is looking forward to talking on the challenges that lay ahead with her team.
Investment In The Future
As part of our Investment In The Future sponsorship campaign, we have the honour of sponsoring some young and very talented sportsmen and women. Investment 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.
Aaron Anderson – Jockey
Aaron rides for Lucinda Egerton Racing, and he ran his first race under Moneyweb sponsorship in February, going on to secure a win on De-Blacksmith at Brocklesby.
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. Their first game under our sponsorship was against Sheffield Wednesday in February. The team played in a tournament over May Bank Holiday in 2018, including playing teams such as Manchester United, Manchester City and Leicester Benfica, and the Under 8s won the tournament in their age category.
Lois Teal – Equestrian Event Rider
Lois is a local girl from Norton, North Yorkshire, and is currently training to become a professional teacher. She recently competed at the Badminton International Horse Trials and won the British Eventing BE100 Mitsubishi Cup, riding Z7 Catastrophe – and winning a Mitisubishi Motor for a year in the process! She was in a strong position on the first day, finishing on a dressage score of 27.3, and then got a double clear on the second day in the Cross Country and Show Jumping to win the cup triumphantly.
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.
When it comes to fundraising for charity, to date we have raised £11,458.45. We will be using the Ryedale Show as a fundraising opportunity to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, a dedicated helicopter emergency service for the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England. Established in October 2000, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity that relies solely on the donations of individuals and organisations.
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.
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.
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.
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.