Charity of the Year

Proudly Supporting Launchpad Reading

MFG are proud to support Launchpad Reading as their Charity of the Year for 2019.

Opening Doors, Changing Lives – About Launchpad Reading

Launchpad is a charity (Registered Charity No. 279859) that helps some of Reading’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged people to turn their lives around and fulfil their potential. Its mission is to prevent people from becoming homeless and to support those who are homeless to rebuild their lives.

It provides three core services: homelessness prevention, homes for those in housing need and a programme of activities to support people to rebuild their lives. Every year, over 1,200 people are helped through these three services.

Help us help Launchpad Reading

Running, walking, swimming or dressing up; you name it – if it means raising money for our charity of the year; we’ll give it a go! Please sponsor MFG to help us raise as much money for Launchpad Reading as possible.

Sponsor MFG
£6405

Raised this year so far

Ashlee’s Sponsored SkyDive

MFG’s Ashlee Jones has volunteered to jump out of a plane at 10,000ft for an exhilarating, once-in-a-lifetime experience – all in the aim of raising money for Launchpad Reading.

By day Ashlee is MFG’s Cyber Security Specialist, but no amount of Firewalls can save him now! He’s secretly afraid of heights and was never tempted to join the parachute regiment during his career in the army; he has always felt more safe on the ground. Go Ashlee, go!

Winners of Launchpad Reading’s 2019 Annual Pancake Race!

It’s official! #TeamMFG are the winners of Launchpad Reading’s annual pancake race. The event took place on Tuesday 5th March 2019 on Reading’s Broad Street. We came runner up in 2017, but failed to make the top three in 2018… But this year, #TeamMFG were back – stronger and fitter than ever… And we were victorious!

Launchpad are a valued client of ours and we’re proud to support them whenever possible… and if that means running down Broad Street in fancy dress, then we’re in!

Charity Golf Day

Our Charity Golf Day on Thursday 3rd October 2019 raised £6,000 for Launchpad Reading!

Our Charity Work – In Pictures

Instagram post 2152379825968350420_3500428066 Update: We're thrilled to announce that last week's Golf Day helped to raise £6,000 for our #charityoftheyear Launchpad Reading. Thanks to all of the teams for donating generously! 
Pictured: Team MFG: Russell Griffiths, Shirley Griffiths, Mark Flinders and David Bell.

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Instagram post 2137179170392652089_3500428066 Ashlee in Action!

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ashlee-jones-mfg

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Instagram post 2137063772152438928_3500428066 HE DID IT! Huge congratulations to MFG's Ashlee Jones, who completed his charity skydive for Launchpad Reading on Saturday 14th September. Ashlee is now up to £300 of his £500 target - so please praise his fundraising efforts by helping him reach his target! 
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Song Credit: Foo Fighters, Learn to Fly: Roswell/RCA records
Instagram post 2121808371758548087_3500428066 Here's your last chance to sponsor Ashlee before he takes the plunge tomorrow! Please show your support by helping Ashlee reach his £500 target for Launchpad Reading.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ashlee-jones-mfg

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Carols by Candlelight

MFG proudly sponsor Launchpad’s annual carol service each year. Held at Reading Minster, Carols by Candlelight is a much-loved event that marks the start of the festive season. Last year the event was on 6th December and was Launchpad’s 11th Carols by Candlelight service. On the night alone, it raised more than £8,000 from ticket sales and donations.

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