Masthaven and Spread a Smile win Best Charity Partnership of the Year Award
In 2019 Spread a Smile was thrilled to be chosen as Masthaven Bank’s charity partner and, since then, the bank has supported Spread a Smile in a huge variety of creative ways. We are delighted to announce that all of their hard work has been formally recognised at the MoneyAge Awards 2020 where they have won Best Charity Partnership of the Year Award.
Since our partnership began with Masthaven they have supported us through volunteering opportunities, office fundraising activities, triathlons, a half marathon with all sorts of dyed hair to increase donations, a marathon in a back garden, an employee dressing up as a ballerina and running through the streets of London, sponsoring a Spread a Smile therapy dog, sponsoring our annual Golf Day and so much more. They even managed to secure Spread a Smile as the principle charity for the British Mortgage Awards raising vital funds (more than £6,000!) and awareness for the charity.
In 2020 Masthaven launched their most ambitious fundraising challenge to date: ‘Oldman vs Newman’. This saw Jason Finch, their Senior Credit Operations Manager, and Matt Newman, their Lending Transformation Manager, join forces in an ‘Oldman versus Newman’ yearlong challenge to raise a mammoth £20,020 for Spread a Smile. Between them they are running 2,020 miles this year and have almost completed this running target! The whole bank has taken part in fundraising around this challenge for the year and they certainly haven’t let Covid-19 dampen their efforts… they have just broken their fundraising target!!
This is an incredible feat in ‘normal’ times, let alone during a global pandemic and we are so grateful for all of the support that we’ve received from each and every employee at the bank. The bank’s extremely generous donation in lieu of a Christmas party #XmasPartyHeroes this year has also been particularly heartwarming. Masthaven’s generosity has and will continue to have a truly significant and lasting impact on our vital work; helping to create moments of joy during some of their darkest days and providing positive memories for their whole family.
We are immensely proud to be working with Masthaven and so pleased that their hard work has been recognised through this recent award. Congratulations and thank you!