Latest News | 18 January 2021

Mortgage Advice Bureau donates £20k to charities

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Mortgage Advice Bureau has pledged a five-figure sum to support the work of two charities, one of which is the Padley Group.

Rethink Mental Illness fundraising team

The firm, which is headquartered on Pride Park, has donated £10,000 to the charity, which offers food and shelter to homeless people in Derby.

It has also donated a further £10,000 to Rethink Mental Illness, which provides a network of services and support groups for people severely affected by mental illness across the county.

The cash will help Rethink Mental Illness take 270 calls to their advice helpline, which advises clients of their rights, helps them to identify their options of support and empowers them to take action.

Meanwhile, Padley will be able to fully service and support two of the rooms in their 12-bed hostel with the funds, which are designed for people experiencing homelessness, mental health issues and/or addiction in Derby.

Peter Brodnicki, chief executive of Mortgage Advice Bureau, said: “2020 was a year like no other and, of course, we’d have liked to hold more fund-raising events but that’s been very tricky due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Peter Brodnicki

“Therefore, we decided to make two substantial donations to charities, which align closely to our values but also to support the vital work both charities are doing to help people through this extremely challenging period.

“We’re looking forward to working with both charities in 2021.”

Kerry Collyer, from The Padley Group, said: “We thank MAB hugely for this amazing donation.

“The past year has been very difficult for everyone and has really hit our homeless clients hard too.

“This donation will really help us to continue the work we do in the Derby community with some of its most vulnerable people.

“Padley has remained open throughout the pandemic and will continue to remain open to support those who need it most.”

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