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 September 2018 Becky competed in the Age group Triathlon World Championships taking place on the Gold Coast in Australia. Triathlon involves a continuous open water swim, straight onto the bike and finally the run to finish. Becky competed in both the sprint distance race, a 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run and the standard distance race, a 1500m swim, 40km bike and 10km run.
In the Sprint she achieved a 4th for GB and 23rd world ranking and the Standard an impressive 1st for GB and 19th world ranking in her age category. Becky has already qualified for the World Championships for 2019, so we look forward to the future.
Lois Teal – Equestrian Event Rider
Lois is a local girl from Norton, North Yorkshire, and is currently training to become a professional teacher. Lois successfully qualified and competed at Badminton International Horse Trials in May and won the British Eventing BE100 Mitsubishi Cup, riding Z7 Catastrophe – and winning a Mitsubishi Motor for a year in the process! She has most recently qualified for Badminton 2019, a fantastic achievement for Lois!
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. Aaron turned it into a double win in August when he rode to victory at Cartmel on board XPO Universal.
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.
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.
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 £12,775.00. For 2018/19 we are fund raising for The UK Sepsis Trust.
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 earlier this year. Five people per hour are killed by Sepsis in the UK and a quarter of all Sepsis survivors suffer permanent, life-changing after effects.
Paul’s daughter Laura kicked started the fund raising on September 8th by completing a Sky Dive – ‘Dive for Daddy’ raising an impressive £2,035.00.
The Moneyweb team and friends will be taking 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 know us you’ll know we are afraid! If you’d like to support us, you can donate through our JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/moneyweb
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.