The Mortgage Mole: Racing Cert


Racing cert

Mole is always one for a bit of variety and the cheeky glint that resides in his eye usually shines brightest when he gets to poke fun at the occasional mortgage mishap. 

But with another week gone by, we have another week’s worth of charitable efforts from you do-gooders in the mortgage industry to report and Mole for one could not be more proud to do so.

As plugged by this very magazine, the inaugural Financial Services Race Day took place down at the world famous Goodwood racetrack in Sussex last week and by all accounts was a roaring success.


Front Events director James Prosser, the man behind the Financial Services Expo, gathered enough generous mortgage Samaritans to raise a fantastic £1,495 for children’s health charity WellChild and didn’t do too badly himself. 

The main race event of the day was the 3.30 Financial Services Expo Nursery Race, won by Johnny B. Goode – who just so happened to be backed by Prosser himself. 

While refusing to disclose how large a windfall Prosser won for himself, sources say the main man was discovered making a second trip to the donations box. Mole says well done and good on you, sir.

Pedal power

Keeping with the theme, Leeds Building Society e-commerce manager Rob Savin last week joined three friends to take part in an epic bike ride across Europe in memory of a cycling friend who died from cancer. 

Savin impressively finished the Transcontinental Race from London to Istanbul in joint 22nd position, out of 86 competitors, covering a whopping 3,540km across the continent.

The cyclists were riding in memory of their friend Simon Fenn, who sadly passed away in February 2012, aged 29, and the group raised £4,200 for the national charity Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.

Mole can think of no better tribute.