Mortgage Mole: Paragons of the Peaks

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Paragons of the Peaks

Mole is a subterranean creature who has no head for heights, so he applauds a team from Paragon Mortgages who clearly have. They have just announced plans to take on the 12-hour Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge this month in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

Andy Rudkin, Brian Watkins, Ian Hall, Jason Wilde, Joe Bastone, Richard Saunders, Rob Eggleston and Rob Stanton will tackle the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, starting on 18 March. They will walk more than 24 miles and climb more than 5,000ft in the process.

The group have already raised £4,305 towards their £5,000 target, and Mortgage Strategy readers can take them over the top by donating here: https://goo.gl/foiqHG.

Sleepy heads

Another big-hearted lot hail from Atom Bank. The executive team, including director of retail mortgages Maria Harris, is about to take part in the ‘CEO Sleepout’ for the second year running.

Last year they raised £10,000 for New­castle United Foundation and home­lessness charity Changing Lives by sleeping outside in the football club’s St James’ Park stadium.

This year they have already exceeded £5,000 of promised donations even before the sleepout. Please give here: https://goo.gl/xkws7N.

Down the pan?

Last week’s Shrove Tuesday, also known by many people as Pancake Day, is an important celebration in a lot of UK households.

But one man sadly unable to participate in the traditional festivities was Building Societies Association head of mortgage policy Paul Broadhead.

Paul was paying a visit to the corridors of power in Brussels that day and informs Mole that the city was apparently unable to rustle up any pancakes “for love nor money”.

Maybe next year, Paul.

A wink and a nod

This year’s Six Nations rugby has seen more riveting games than the England versus Italy effort at the end of February.

Mole-rugbySo Mole has sympathy for this TFC Homeloans employee, who clearly preferred to catch forty winks rather than watch the not so fast-paced game at Twickenham.

Mole can’t say he blames the individual as the home side didn’t deliver the level of performance that many would have expected.

Brownie points to eagle-eyed readers who can work out the identity of the slumberer.