The Mortgage Mole


Having a ball

Mole hears that things got personal for bridging lender Fincorp at its recent charity ball.

It helped to raise in excess of £12,000 at a charity ball held in June for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

In total, the lender has raised a whopping £20,000 through Just Giving, sponsorship of the Cystic Fibrosis annual charity ball and by donating each time it has completed a deal this year.

Directors Matthew Anderson and Nigel Alexander both attended the ball and helped contribute to the £12,208.96 raised on the evening.

But Anderson eally got into the spirit of things when the charity auction began, by bidding against his own father for a football signed by the entire Chelsea squad. He lost out to his father,

“I was just pleased to be able to help an outstanding charity,” said Anderson. “I didn’t mind being beaten by my old man for the football – my son would have got the football whichever of us had won!”

Coffee break

At first glance it might look like Leeds Building Society has invited into its head office the ultimate beer stein – 6ft high, it walks and also raises money for cancer.

But in actual fact it is Macmillan Cancer Support’s mascot Muggy which recently visited Leeds Building Society’s head office branch to help launch the charity’s world’s biggest coffee morning event.

This year’s event takes place on Friday 27 September, when the Society is aiming to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support by enjoying coffee and cake with its colleagues and customers. The mutual’s head office in Leeds and branches across the country are taking part to show their support.  

This is the 23rd year of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and Macmillan hopes to beat the £15m raised last year.