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
My 2022 season started with a 10km in Pocklington Snake lane event – overall I was pleased with my performance since it was a week after having covid.
I’m heading out to Lanzarote for a training camp 21.3.22 to help kick start the season. I hoping this will boost my motivation and give me a strong base for the season to come.
My first triathlon of the year is the Early season Brigg sprint triathlon 24.4.22 – 400m pools swim , 20km bike and 5 km run – I won this race 2 years ago, so going there to defend the top spot.
Then on to Eton Dorney sprint triathlon 15.5.22 – it’s a European qualifier but I’m mainly using it as a practice for my ‘A’ race, Staffordshire half ironman 12.6.22 (70.3) – 1900km swim , 90km bike and 21km run.
I will then compete in Woodhorn museum triathlon 9.7.22 – standard distance – world triathlon qualifier race.
Also, I hope to complete a few local triathlons – possibly Castle Howard standard distance in July, and Allerthorpe triathlon but I’m going to see how the early season goes before entering.
Towards the end of the season I plan to enter another half iron distance race (70.3) and I have pencilled in Challenge Almere ( 70.3) half distance race in The Netherlands.
After the end of the triathlon season I plan to complete my first Marathon in 16.10.22 in the Yorkshire marathon.
Looking longer term - I’m a hoping to complete an ironman 2023, so I am aiming to increase my training and racing distance for this and I have my Age group GB spot for 2023 for the standard distance race.
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.
Scarborough Athletic Football Club
Moneyweb are delighted to be a sponsor of Scarborough Athletic Football Club for the upcoming season. As a part of our sponsorship, we are excited to be introducing a new, never seen before, half-time activity to each of their home matches. For each home game a selected number of fans will take part in a shooting accuracy challenge to compete to win a Moneyweb goody bag and Scarborough Athletic Club Shop Voucher. At the end of the season, the weekly winners will have the chance to compete in the season finale in which they will try and win a cash prize and a free season ticket for the following season! Make sure to follow all the social media channels to keep your eyes peeled for further information on how to apply to take part.
We wish Scarborough Athletic all the best for the 2021/2022 campaign – Up The Boro!
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.
Wykeham Cricket Club
We are proud to be sponsors of Wykeham Cricket Club, who encourage young players to progress through the world of Cricket.
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.
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 - £36,166.57.
St Catherine’s Hospice
We are competing in the Inflatable UK 5K event on 18th June 2022 and raising funds to sponsor a day (costing £8,000) for Saint Catherine's Hospice (Scarborough)
St Catherine’s Hospice was established in 1981, offering care for individuals with terminal illness and their families, not only onsite in Scarborough but also in people’s homes within an area of North Yorkshire, covering more than 1,600 square miles. St Catherine’s have become known as a provider of excellence for palliative care, being rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission. Every 24 hours nurses, doctors, counsellors, social workers, and therapists provide outstanding care for people in our local community and at their In-Patient Unit who are living with terminal illness. Therefore, each year, St Catherine’s Hospice need to raise a total of £5million to fund patient care. This year, we will be raising funds to help St Catherine’s Hospice reach their overall goal of £5million. We will be taking part in a number of activities and challenges throughout the year to help us reach this, please support us and get involved where you can. We’ve already started our fundraising by donating £414 which we would have normally spent on sending Christmas Cards to our clients!
Please donate to this fantastic Charity.
The Rainbow Centre
The Rainbow Centre was established in 1997 to offer practical support to vulnerable people in the local community.
Since then, they have grown and offer an open door to anyone who is in need of help with any issues they are facing, offering compassion, support and hope. Each year, they make around 12,500 critical interventions, offering assistance to vulnerable people during their difficult circumstances and beyond.
They are a team of dedicated staff and volunteers that believe in fairness and equality and are very grateful for the support of the community in helping them to continue to provide their many services and facilities.
Please consider helping the centre by donating – even a small amount makes such a difference to supporting people of our local community.
We are raising funds to help the Rainbow Centre to provide basic utilities (gas/electric/water) and other necessities. We have also arranged to help out where we can with essential food deliveries, with a few of the staff volunteering for this.
We have decided to set a challenging target of £4,000 for this charity for 2021 and we have already donated £500.00 through our commitment of donating to charity what we would have spent on sending Christmas cards out to clients.
We have completed our Challenge and have raised £5,851.00 which is going to a fantastic cause to help provide basic utilities and necessaties.
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.