MMT in the Community
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Our Charity Work
At MMT, we ask our staff to choose a charity to raise money for every quarter of the year.
Quarter One – January to March 2017
The first quarter of 2017, MMT raised funds to help Ronald McDonald House in Manchester.
The Ronald McDonald House specialise in accommodating families whose children are receiving treatment from Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital & St Mary’s Neonatal Unit.
The men of MMT agreed to a charity leg waxing event which raised £123.95 alone!
MMT have raised over £1000.00 towards the charity by holding dress down days and charity events throughout January, February & March!
Quarter Two – April to June 2017
The charity chosen for the second quarter is Child Poverty Action Group.
CPAG understand what causes poverty, the impact it has on children’s lives and how it can be solved – for good. They also provide information, training and advice to people who work with families in difficulties to ensure they get the correct financial help they need.
MMT are going to raise as much as possible to help this very worthy organisation by holding charity events over the next 3 months!
Quarter One – January to March 2016
Beechwood Cancer Care Centre is a registered charity based in Stockport. They help and support patients, carers and family members who are affected by cancer and other life limiting illness. Beechwood help by offering patient programmes, one to one counselling, complementary therapies and support groups and have become one of the largest independent charities in the area.
MMT held a Easter Fun Day to raise funds to help Beechwood continue their great work and raised £804.68!
Quarter Two – April to June 2016
The Shannon Bradshaw Trust is a Northwest based charity helping children with life threatening conditions. MMT wanted to help the raise funds and therefore, held a charity football match was held along with a fancy dress day in the office on the 17th June 2016.
An amazing £1424.48 was raised to help the charity continue with their great work.
Quarter Three – July to September 2016
Mindful Housing – Fortunatus Housing Solutions are a Northwest based charity in Warrington. They provide supported housing solutions for vulnerable adults with mental health problems and/or learning disabilities so they may live successfully and safe in the community. The Fortunatus team work together to provide both Housing Related Support and Maintenance of the properties providing a ‘Home For Life’. They are a not-for-profit organisation, audited in compliance with the Charities Commission and provide a real housing solution for vulnerable adults in the community.
MMT Walk Snowden
23 Members of Money Management Team completed a walk up to the summit of Mount Snowdon in Wales on the 1st of October 2016. Every member of staff made it to the top and due to generous donations we were able to raise an amazing £929.00!
The staff who took part expressed how hard and challenging the day was! However, were extremely happy to of raised funds to donate to Fortunatus Housing, to help provide supported housing solutions for vulnerable adults so they may live successfully and safe in the community.
On the 17th September 2016, two members of MMT took the leap of faith and completed a Skydive to raise money for Fortunatus Housing Solutions! With sponsors from MMT, friends and family, we were able to raise an amazing £1300.00!
They said it was the most amazing and exhilarating experience on Saturday, so much so they both want to do it all over again!
Quarter Four – October to December 2016
Each year MMT take part in Warrington’s Christmas Toy Appeal for children who will be waking up Christmas Day without a present to open. MMT raise money from October to December and go shopping at local toy stores to buy as many presents as possible for children of all ages.
In 2015 MMT raised £780.00 for Warrington’s Toy Appeal! We are hoping to raise even more in 2016, as for many children at Christmas the presents we buy may be the only gift they receive, we want to make sure we can help as many local families as possible.
So far this year, MMT have raised over £500 for Warrington’s Christmas Toy Appeal! We held a Halloween charity day in the office on the 28th of October where members of MMT dressed up, we sold cakes and had a raffle raising £148.13 alone!
We also brought in items of food to donate to the local Food Bank helping families in need.
To continue raising funds we have a Christmas Jumper day coming up on the 16th December 2016!
MMT Charity Fund-Raising
At MMT we believe very strongly in giving back to the community we work in and have run several projects this year to raise funds for a number of charities, including Warrington Food Bank and Operation Christmas Child.
Warrington Food Bank
While many of us are fortunate enough to enjoy a good standard of living it’s a sobering thought that there are local families living in crisis who, for whatever reason, can’t afford to put enough food on their tables.
For several years our staff have been bringing in donations of food and other non-perishable items and once we have enough for a delivery we take the goods direct to the Food Bank whose staff can then distribute three days emergency food supplies to families in crisis.
The families pick up their supplies at any one of a number of local distribution centres using vouchers issued by a number of referral agencies, meeting volunteer staff over a warm drink or a free hot meal. The work goes on throughout the year, but is especially important at Christmas time when the need is keenest felt.
Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child is a shoe box appeal organised by The Samaritans and aimed at giving Christmas presents to those in need who would otherwise have no gift to open on Christmas Day.
Last year we created shoe boxes for homeless people in Manchester, providing warm clothing and gifts to get them through the Christmas period.
It’s amazing what a massive impact one small show box can have on a child’s life so this year we created 33 special Christmas gift boxes which will be distributed in time for the big day.
Year on year we are determined to remember those who are in need at Christmas and make sure at least some of them have a little something special to remember.
Other Charity Events
In addition to the quarterly charities chosen by our staff, MMT also take part in well known charity events throughout the year…
British Heart Foundation
On February 12th 2016, MMT held a Valentines Day Charity Event to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. The event was a success and on the day the MMT office raised £254.04!
MacMillan Coffee Morning 2016
MMT took part in the annual MacMillan Coffee Morning on September 30th 2016. Members of staff baked cakes which were sold within the office. The cakes went down a treat and MMT were able to raise £145.12.
Tough Mudder 2016
A member of MMT managed to complete the gruelling course of Tough Mudder TWICE on the 10th September 2016! MMT donated £247.00 to his sponsorship and helped raise over £2,000 towards the Honey Rose Foundation – A charity that grants special wishes to adults with life threatening illnesses, based in the Northwest.
Pretty Muddy 2016
On the 7th of May 2016, some of the ladies at MMT took part in Pretty Muddy; a 5km obstacle course to raise money for Breast Cancer Research.
The girls completed the course, raising over £700 on the day!