1 Fighting for Teesside together May 2014
2 The whole country s helping us! These are exciting times for the Foundation as a charitable movement that continues to make Teesside a better place to live, work and do business. Having established the charity at the heart of Teesside s communities with outstandingly generous support from so many passionate local companies and individuals, we are now ready to step up a gear. As our sister charity, CEO Sleepout, goes into orbit or at least national the great news is that Teesside is a winner every time. The bigger CEO Sleepout gets, the better it is for Teesside. That s because 15% of all funds raised elsewhere in the country come back to the Philanthropic Foundation to support more of our amazing local causes. To put that into context, we re on target to raise more than 500,000 through CEO Sleepout in There s a lot of blood, sweat and tears to be shed to achieve that aim but I am confident we will do so. Next year I believe that total will top 1 million and the year after more than 1.5 million.what that means for this charity and for Teesside is that this year alone the CEO Sleepout will allow us to pass on an extra 75,000 to our local charities, good causes and community groups. In 2015 the signs are there that this will be more like 150,000, climbing still further after that. Thanks to the support of the Football Association and Middlesbrough s own Adrian Bevington, the FA s Director of Team England, we are delighted and excited to have secured Wembley Stadium for our London leg of the CEO Sleepout in October this year. As you ll see by taking a flick through the pages of this magazine, there are so many wonderful causes that need our help. With your support, we re determined to go on helping them to survive and thrive. Andy Preston Chairman Andy Preston says CEO Sleepout is raising funds for Teesside In This Issue: 4 & 5 Meet Our Heroes! Celebrating our unsung community champions 6 & 7 The 10,000 Goalden Giveway Our patrons splash the cash for Teesside good causes 8 CEO Sleepout goes viral Business leaders fundraising across the UK 9 The Big Tees Sleepout Generous Teessiders sleeping rough for the night for charity 10 & 11 Meet 4 of our generous patrons Words: DNA PR & Publicity Design: Calm Digital Print: HPM-Addo In little more than 3 years our amazing patrons aided by many generous fundraisers have now helped us raise the landmark figure of 600,000 and counting! Here s just a few of the places where our patrons recent generous donations are helping to make a difference Middlesbrough Disabled Supporters Association 750 hart Factory CIC 1,000 The Salvation Army 1,000 St John s Ambulance Eston Day Centre 1,000 The Stanley Hollis VC Memorial Fund 1,000 Biscope Media Group 600 Salvation Army -Toy Appeal 5,500 Moses Project 3,000 St Pius X Primary School 2,000 Streetwise Opera 2,000 Roseberry Community Consortium 1,000 Swerve Table Tennis Club 1,000 Saltburn Projects 1,000 Jo & Mya Memorial Fund 1,000 Middlesbrough Sea Cadets 1,000 Clarences Residents Action Group 1,000 MAIN (Taking Autism Personally) 1,000 Middlesbrough Homeless Football Club 10,000 Middlesbrough Wheelchair Sports Club 2,500 Ten grand up for grabs Voting is now well underway in the second 10,000 Goalden Giveaway giving 10 local charities or good causes the chance to win up to 2,500 and a visit from Aitor Karanka, manager of patrons Middlesbrough FC. Please do visit the Foundation website at to cast your vote for which of the 10 community groups or charities you feel most deserves the biggest share of the 10,000 jackpot. Our thanks also to three of our amazing trustees and patrons for giving up their time to join Foundation Chairman Andy Preston on the selection panel to choose the 10 finalists. So a big thank you to: Ian Tracey John McCullagh Mark Ellis Live the Riverside dream Boro fans have the chance to be heroes for the day by bidding to play on the Riverside pitch alongside Boro legends Bernie Slaven and Neil Maddison whilst raising cash for amazing Teesside causes. Boro supporters can live their dreams on the evening of Wednesday, May 7 and their team manager will also be a Boro hero! George Friend and Jason Steele will provide pre-match and half-time team-talks on the day, as well as barking a few tactical orders from the side-lines! The lucky fans will get to use the Riverside changing rooms, there will be an official team-sheet, they ll walk out of the tunnel onto the hallowed turf to Boro s theme tune of The Power Game and their names will be announced over the stadium PA system. All funds raised from the match will be shared between a range of Teesside charities and community groups including Boro s own charity, the MFC Foundation. To take part in the game, fans can bid to play either 45 or 90 minutes in whatever position they prefer. The bids deadline is 9pm on par: George Friend and Jason Steele. Wannabe Boro stars can bid now to play in the fans match by ing bids to Top bids can also be checked on Boro s official website at mfc.co.uk. Boro boss Aitor Karanka promotes the 10,000 Goalden Giveaway with Foundation patrons, from left, Karl Pemberton of Active Financial Services, Nigel Willis of First Choice Labels and Ken Devereux of Devereux Transport. Find out more about the Foundation by visiting
3 Meet the Teesside heroes! Super Sue is our first winner It s time to hail Teesside s super heroes! The Foundation s latest scheme gives much-deserved credit to the unsung champions of our communities. There are so many unsung heroes within our communities that do amazing work without fan-fare or reward. Foundation distribute much-needed funds to some each monthly Teesside Heroes Award-winner receives 1,000 for a Teesside cause of their choice plus a gleaming truly worthwhile causes across the area trophy, meal for 2 at a local restaurant and place on Middlesbrough FC s Boro Brick Road. AN unsung community champion who came to her community s aid after devastating floods was the first recipient of a Teesside Heroes Award. Long-standing Port Clarence resident Sue Gatley donated her 1,000 charity prize to the Clarences Residents Action Group (CRAG), a community organisation she chairs dedicated to making the estate a better place in which to live and play. This new Teesside Heroes Award is all Let us introduce you to our first three about recognising those community winners superstars whilst helping the Liz crowned a community champion Sue leaped into action to save Christmas for the state s families and children after floods brought on by a freak tidal surge threatened to ruin the festive season. Dozens of homes in the riverside Clarences area were impacted by the tidal surge that brought contaminated salt water, laced with oil, sludge, silt and of course human slurry rushing into their living rooms and kitchens. Worthy winner: Philanthropic Foundation patron Bill Scott presents Sue Gatley with her Teesside Heroes Award. COMMUNITY champion Liz Chambers was the second recipient of a Teesside Heroes Award in recognition of more than 40 years as a volunteer. Andy Preston said: What every town needs are community-minded doers who are willing to selflessly give up their time and energy for the benefit of others. Foundation patron Bill Scott, chief executive officer of the Port Clarence-based Wilton Group, said: Sue is an incredibly worthy winner of our first Teesside Heroes Award and has set the bar high for future candidates but we hope to receive many more nominations in the weeks and months ahead. Liz was described as a community-minded doer by Andy Preston when the Foundation chairman presented her with her award. She received a gleaming trophy and 1,000 for a good cause of her choice which she immediately passed on to Middlesbrough Sea Cadets. Liz has been an active volunteer since joining Middlesbrough Sea Cadets 1972, using the traditions of the Royal Navy to help children train to become responsible adults. Thankfully, there are lots of them out there across Teesside but Liz stands out as someone who typifies exactly what the Teesside Heroes scheme is all about, giving richly-deserved acclaim to unsung community heroes who don t get praise. I really hope receiving the accolade made her feel great. Proud Paul is a fundraising hero Unsung community champion Paul Burgum, who has raised more than 100,000 for good causes as well as running his own charity to inspire young people, was the March winner of a Teesside Heroes Award. The big-hearted Billingham man said he couldn t be more proud when receiving the award from the Philanthropic Foundation. Having received as part of his prize a 1,000 cheque to donate to a Teesside good cause of his choice, Paul immediately added it to 4,000 he had already raised via a sponsored walk for the Jo and Mya Memorial Fund. As branch chairman, Liz was later instrumental in securing the Sea Cadets a permanent home for the first time in their 70-year history when they moved into Albert Park s East Lodge in Away from the Cadets, she is also chairman of Smith s Dock Park Set up by Ian Richardson after he lost his wife and daughter in a tragic car crash, The Jo and Mya Memorial Fund is setting up a counselling programme for children whose loved ones pass away or are terminally ill. Trust, welfare officer for the Combined Services Association, welfare visitor for the local branch of the British Korean Veterans Association and war pension support visitor for the Veterans Agency in Leeds. 4 Liz Chambers receives her Teesside Heroes Award from Foundation Chairman Andy Preston. Paul Burgum (left) receives his Teesside Heroes Award from Anthony McCarthy of Philanthropic Foundation patrons Macks Solicitors, while Ian Richardson holds a 1,000 cheque Paul has donated to the Jo & Mya Memorial Fund. Paul has raised 100,000 for BCT Inspire, the Billingham charity he formed to inspire children via sport and music, while he has raised a similar amount for a range of other local charities and good causes over the past decade. 5
4 The 10,000 Goalden Giveaway! TEN Teesside community champions received a share of 10,000 in a presentation held at Middlesbrough FC s Riverside Stadium. The Philanthropic Foundation s 10,000 Goalden Giveaway saw the public take part in a vote on the Boro website to decide which local causes got the biggest share of the charity cash. And the charity s business patrons gathered to hand out cheques of between 500 and 2,500 to a range of Teesside community groups. Topping the online poll with almost 40% of the votes to receive 2,500 was Tees Valley Wheelchair Sports Club, who also enjoyed a visit from Boro stars Mustapha Carayol and Lukas Jutkiewicz to their wheelchair basketball centre. John McCullagh (left) hands a 500 cheque to Dr Adrian Davies of South Cleveland Heart Fund. Patrons of Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation at the Riverside Stadium with representatives of the good causes that received a share of the 10,000 Goalden Giveaway. The Wheelchair Sports Club s cheque was presented by Mark Ellis, chief operating officer of Foundation patrons Middlesbrough FC. MAIN (Taking Autism Personally) were also big winners of the Goalden Giveaway, receiving 1,500 from Andy Bott of Foundation patrons Glanbia Nutritionals. Andy s Glanbia colleague Mark Blake was on hand to present a cheque for 750 to Middlesbrough Disabled Supporters Association. Also receiving a share of the cash were Tees Wheelyboats Club, who received a 1,000 cheque from Fiona Gibbon of The Endeavour Partnership LLP. Emily Bentley of Evolution Business and Tax Advisors handed over another cheque for 1,000 to the Stockton, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool branches of the Sea Cadets. Other presentations were: Endeavour Partnership s Fiona Gibbon with Tees Wheelyboats. Goalden girls: Claire Pitt of the Unicorn Centre Riding for the Disabled receives 500 from SABIC s Janet Jones. Rich Bendelow of Visualsoft presents to Freebrough Academy. Freebrough Academy 750 presented by Rich Bendelow of Visualsoft. Charity champions: Middlesbrough FC s Mark Ellis is flanked by Phil Bramley and Lee Fawcett of Tees Valley Wheelchair Sports Club. Redcar Development Trust 500 presented by Nigel Willis of First Choice Labels. The Unicorn Centre Riding for the Disabled 500 presented by Janet Jones of SABIC. South Cleveland Heart Fund 500 presented by 6 John McCullagh, on behalf of the McCullagh family. 7 Emily Bentley of patrons Evolution presents a cheque to the Sea Cadets.
5 CEO sleep out goes viral! A movement that started at Middlesbrough s Riverside Stadium is set to go national as business leaders around the country take part in CEO Sleepout UK including pitchside at Wembley Stadium! The Philanthropic Foundation s sister charity, CEO Sleepout will mark World Homelessness Day on October 10th with business leaders sleeping rough the previous evening at locations across the length and breadth of the country. The UK s first CEO Sleepout took place at Boro s Riverside Stadium in March 2013 when around 30 Teesside business executives gave up their beds for the night to sleep rough, raising around 30,000 for the fight against homelessness and poverty. In October last year, a follow-up event took place at Newcastle United s St James Park, with 49 businessmen and women raising more than 50,000. A third event, at Cardiff Castle in March 2014, raised 75,000 thanks to the efforts of 70 executives. The big sleepout MORE big-hearted Teessiders are preparing to spend a night in the cold on to raise funds to fight poverty and homelessness. As we prepare for the third Big Tees Sleepout, taking place at our generous hosts, Middlesbrough College, here s a flashback to the last sleepout when nearly 100 locals slept rough for the night to raise 20,000 for food banks, poverty and homelessness charities. Great credit goes to North-East lawyer Deb McGargle, who also took part in the UK s first ever CEO Sleepout, which raised 30,000 in March. This time Deb asked sponsors to back her by donating food instead of cash, succeeding in collating enough food for 3,000 meals! Well done too to Fr Paul Farrer and members of his Youth Mission Team, who are set to take part in their second sleepout, this time joined by around 20 friends. Along with sleepout co-founder Joanna Wake, the Foundation plans to hold another Big Tees Sleepout later in Fundraisers take part in the second Big Tees Sleepout hosted by Middlesbrough College. But the movement will go global in October this year when further events are held in Manchester, Leeds, Swansea, York, Durham, Exeter, Newcastle and Middlesbrough and in London, with the Football Association giving permission to utilise pitchside at Wembley Stadium. Best of all, 15% of everything raised via CEO Sleepouts around the country comes back to Teesside which means this October an estimated 75,000 could be heading back here to support our many amazing good causes! Images on this page show the first ever CEO Sleepout at the Riverside Stadium. Are you taking part in October 2014? 8 9
6 Meet our patrons Evolution LLP Martin Barber and Emily Bentley could not have imagined they would end up on the street when they agreed that Evolution LLP Business and Tax Advisers should become patrons of the Philanthropic Foundation. But that s just where it left them.the pair slept rough for the night as part of two of the Foundation s most successful fundraising events. The experience left an indelible impression on both. Sleeping rough was a very powerful vehicle to illustrate to fundraisers and patrons exactly what they are contributing towards in terms of helping to fight local homelessness and poverty, said Emily, who took part in the first-ever Big Tees Sleepout at Middlesbrough College, while Martin took part in the UK s first CEO Sleepout at the Riverside Stadium. It really brought it home what it was all about. 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Managing Director Martin added: Our team is aware of the need to make a contribution to the less fortunate, says Emily, the company s marketing and business development manager. Through the Evolution Corporate Challenge, we were proud to raise more than 54,000 for three local hospices. But we decided the Foundation was for us when Chairman Andy Preston told me about the charity and its grass roots work, helping not just the bigger charities but the smaller community groups that don t ordinarily get the sort of financial support the Foundation can offer them Macks Solicitors When Nick Mack first heard about the Philanthropic Foundation he knew it was a perfect fit for his Teesside law firm, Macks. As a born and bred Teessider, I am proud of Macks local roots, says managing director Nick, who founded the company in Just like the Philanthropic Foundation, we re Teesside through-and-through and believe in standing up for local people. So when Foundation chairman Andy Preston told me about the charity I readily agreed to make Macks patrons. Personal injury specialists with bases in Middlesbrough, Darlington and Redcar, Macks also provide expert legal advice in family law, wills and probate, property and employment law. Our lawyers are amongst the best in their field and we pride ourselves on the quality of our client care, adds Nick. Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with many other local businesses and individuals with a similar ethos through the Foundation makes me proud. Through his work as a personal injury lawyer, Nick has come to value to the work of the brain injury charity Middlesbrough Football Club Teamwork is in Middlesbrough Football Club s DNA. So it was an easy decision for Chairman Steve Gibson to make when he was asked if Boro would join forces with other leading Teesside businesses to become patrons of the Philanthropic Foundation. Boro stars Lukas Jutkievicz and Mustapha Carayol with Tees Valley Wheelchair sports club Headway is an outstanding charity that I have supported for some years, added Nick. The Foundation s donation to them was a perfect example of the good that Macks and our fellow patrons can do in our local communities. Headway, which now has its Teesside headquarters in The Gateway, the impressive new building in Middlehaven. He was therefore proud when the Foundation donated 2,000 to Headway to support them in their work that includes rehabilitation programmes, carer support and social re-integration. Over the past 18 months the club s support has gone well beyond its annual financial contribution. Boro have helped raise the profile of the Foundation, providing particular support to the 10,000 Goalden Giveaway, with players and coach Aitor Karanka paying visits to local good causes. Mark Ellis, the club s Chief Operating Officer, says: The football club is a high profile and respected part of the Teesside community and Teessiders have high expectations of the club both on and off the pitch. Whenever we are able, we contribute to the improvement of the welfare and wellbeing of the community either through organised events or through the many unsung but significant contributions by club employees. It s our way of saying Thank you to our loyal supporters and their families. The Philanthropic Foundation is an area where we know we can lend our financial and brand support to what we know are very worthy local causes. With Gibson s Bulkhaul business also on board as patrons, it s clear that both Boro and the Foundation are heading for 11 the Premier League!
7 Our Patrons The generosity and commitment of the Foundation s Trustees and Patrons is helping to shine a spotlight on Teesside for all the right reasons - from willingness to give, to the strength of our private sector business and the area s ambitions for a more positive future. The Wadsworth Family The The McCullagh McCullagh Family Family Our Trustees Andy Preston, John McCullagh, Nigel Williams, Ian Tracey, Alastair Waite