Mortgage Mole: Stonebridge does Tough Mudder

Stonebridge Mudders

I take my hat off to the staff of Stonebridge Group, who managed to raise more than £15,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research UK last year. Stonebridgers took part in a range of fundraising activities, including donating at the network’s annual conference and taking part in a “mud run” (see photo below). The network raised an impressive £12,590 for Macmillan, with Cancer Research getting £3,800. Stonebridge doubled all staff donations. This year will see Stonebridge renew its drive to raise money for Macmillan, and Stonebridge managing director Richard Adams says he hopes to beat the £15,000 figure by this time next year.

Mudders

Flat-packed

There are obviously many compelling reasons to buy rather than rent, but no reason is as compelling as the sort of flat rental advert Mole saw posted on Gumtree this week. This flat, in London’s leafy Chiswick, is advertised as a “spacious single studio with kitchenette and own shower, pine furniture and double bed”, and all for a reasonable £95 per week. So what’s the catch? Everything is crammed together into one single room with a shower and kitchen right next to a double bed, leaving any unlucky renter without room to swing a cat – or even a Mole. See below if you don’t believe me.

Flat