Mortgage Required in the Community

At Mortgage Required we are passionate about working within the community that supports us.

We have worked closely with various local charities and clubs since we opened in 2001 and have always had a chosen charity who we support each year. In 2022 we took a different approach and invited the team to support which ever charity they personally feel passionate about with our Mortgage Required Charity Challenge. See below for further information. We believe that supporting good causes benefits both the charity and the individual participating. 

We raised a total of £9,100 in 2022. Click here to see our Charity Challenge fundraising page.



Baby Bank Pyjama Appeal

For the 5th year the team at Mortgage Required and The Insurance Room, have donated and put together Christmas bags for the Baby bank pyjama appeal. This amazing charity distributes gifts to families in and around Maidenhead ensuring children get a new pair of Pyjamas and other gifts at Christmas. Louise Bixby Manager of The Insurance Room who organised and collected the bags commented “It is unimaginable to think that some children won’t get a gift at Christmas, we all wanted to help in a small way at this special time of year”.




Maidenhead Food Bank

For the past few months our team have been helping out at Maidenhead Food Bank. Each week three members of the MR team offer their services helping in the warehouse, shop or café.

Tim Atkinson Mortgages Required’s Managing Director commented “The team at the foodbank really are amazing people who dedicate their time free of charge to this essential service. We have all enjoyed helping and meeting both the volunteers and customers".






The Mortgage Required Triple Cup

We were delighted to sponsor the annual three way bowls tournament between Maidenhead Town, Maidenhead Thicket and Desborough Bowling clubs. Despite it being the hottest day of the year competition was fierce with the home team eventually taking the victory. Members of the Mortgage Required Team were on hand to hand out the cup and run the Raffle which raised £200 for Macmillan Cancer Support.





Maidenhead’s Best Kept Secret!

Mortgage Required are proud player sponsors this season of Maidenhead United Women FC who play in the FA Women’s National League South, which is Tier 4 of women’s football.

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Classic Tough Mudder

On the 18th of July five of the team from Mortgage Required and The Insurance Room took part in the Classic Tough Mudder. Despite it being one of the hottest days of 2021 with temperatures around 30 degrees all completed the course raising valuable funds for their chosen charities. The event was originally part of the 2020 Mortgage Required Charity Challenge, following its cancelation that year the team were determined to enter the event as soon as it was possible and were as good as their word. The event is a real challenge covering 10 miles with 25 energy sapping obstacles to overcome on the way. An awesome effort by all involved.


Tough Mudder

The Virtual MoonWalk London

On Sunday 16th May a team of 8 girls from Mortgage Required embarked on a 14 mile trek round the Berkshire countryside to raise money for Breast Cancer. The actual event was cancelled due to COVID so participants were asked to organise their own route. So (thanks to Jade), we were able to complete the event and raise over £1,500 for the charity. Here is the "before" photograph, unfortunately the weather was not kind to us and the "after" photo is therefore not fit for public consumption! Click here to view or donate to our fundraising page.

2020 Walk the Walk

Mortgage Required - Maidenhead Lockdown Hero Awards

For all of us the pandemic has been tough, without exception everyone has had to face and overcome personal challenges. Despite this there have been some amazing people who have not only faced their own challenges but have taken it upon themselves to try and help others.

At Mortgage Required we wanted to recognize these amazing people in our community with The Mortgage Required Lockdown Hero Awards. The awards which ran over February and March of 2021 invited everyone in the area the opportunity to vote for their super hero allowing us to thank them on their behalf with a selection of gifts including Fortnum and Mason Hampers and floral displays from Marks and Spencer. Whilst not surprised we were blown away by the nominees and the selfless acts they had achieved through lockdown making everyone’s world that little bit brighter. To find out a little more and see the winners please click here.



Mortgage Required 2020 Charity Challenge.

At the start of 2020 The entire team at Mortgage Required made a commitment to raise money for charity by entering a sponsored event.

The charity and event was their choice allowing the team to pick something close to their own heart. The cost of the event was paid for by the individual with Mortgage Required kicking of the sponsorship with a £75 donation for each event. Sadly as a result of Covid-19 all the events have now been cancelled. Despite the events not going ahead and understanding how hard this year has been for charities we have honoured our commitment to pay £75 for each employee to their chosen charity with a further £500 donated to Cancer research. Additionally in recognition of the incredible work the NHS has done this year we have made a further £850 donation to Wexham Park hospital our local NHS trust.

We hope pandemic allowing to kick 2022 in a really positive way with the launch of the Mortgage Required 2022 charity challenge with the aim of raising £10,000 for charity.



2020 charity challenge

Desborough Bowling Club

We are delighted to have teamed up with Desborough Bowling club who recently moved to their fantastic new £5M state of the art facility in Maidenhead. We were due to sponsor the “Mortgage Required Trophy” in 2020 which was an exciting competition between clubs in the area. Unfortunately due to the pandemic the event had to be cancelled. Whilst we were all disappointed the event could not take place we have made a commitment to continue our sponsorship and help with the event as soon as restrictions allow. We look forward to working with the club in the future helping to promote the facility as well as being on hand for any mortgage advice their members may need. Hopefully in return their members will teach our team how to play bowls.


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Watford Girls Football Club

After a fantastic season, Watford Girls are hosting their annual tournament on 5th and 6th May

Mortgage Required are proudly supporting girls football by sponsoring the tournament

Here are the Watford Under 15s in their pre match huddle and taking a ½ time break during their recent Cup Final match with Stevenage Borough.


Watford FC Girls

Round the Island Race

Mortgage Required were once again on the start line for the 87th Annual Round the Island Race in Cowes. Twelve hundred yachts entered the race which goes around the isle of Wight. All experienced challenging conditions with wind speeds between 0 and 20kts.

Skipper Tim Atkinson Managing Director of Mortgage Required and his team were delighted to finish 38th in the ISC class which in included some 700 boats. Tim commented “ We love competing in this race which supports so many great charities, the race has a great inclusive atmosphere and is for everybody from 18 foot dinghy’s to professional crews on million pound race boats. With over 850 yachts unable to complete the course due to the conditions we were delighted to finish the race in a very credible position. It was a long, challenging, hot day but am pleased we kept focused and managed to cross the finish line”. For more information on the Race click here.


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Tea on the Thames

A Lovely Sunny day on the Thames greeted our guests on the 5th of September as they were welcomed aboard the Beautiful Southern Comfort paddle steamer by the Mortgage Required team and representatives from Alzheimer Dementia Support.

The afternoon was a great success with entertainment from singer Julie George and a splendid tea complete with scones and cakes. We were delighted to once again support this event continuing our 5 year relationship with Alzheimer Dementia Support. The charity which helps those suffering from this horrible disease and their carers carries out essential work in the community and can be a real life line to many in the community.

Tim Atkinson, Managing Director of Mortgage Required commented. “We were delighted to be able to sponsor this event again this year. I understand the guests all had an excellent afternoon in the sunshine, however it is just possible the team representing Mortgage Required had an even better one as they chatted with the guests, joined in the sing song and enjoyed the spectacular scenery on the Thames.


Tea on the Thames 2018

Santa Fun Run – 25th November 2018

For the 5th Year Mortgage Required will be the main sponsor at the Annual Alzheimer Dementia Support Santa Fun Run to be held on the 25th of November 2018. Entries are now open so why not sign up now, help raise valuable funds and get fit for Christmas. This year we will be promoting Couch To 5k through our Facebook page so why not join the Mortgage Required Team shed those summer holiday pounds. You can enter yourself, family and friends here.  We look forward to seeing you on the start line.



Cup Cake Day – June 2018

The Great British Bake Off had nothing on Mortgage Required in June when members of the team put on their aprons and cooked some cakes. Never put off by a challenge the rest of the team bravely worked their way through a mountain of cakes raising £50 for charity.



Proud sponsors of Maidenhead United Football Club.

We are delighted to Sponsor Maidenhead United who were promoted to the national league last season. The club which boasts the oldest continuously used ground in the world is a key part of the town. With a strong youth academy and an ambition to further improve the club, they also support many worthwhile causes including the Link Foundation. The Mortgage Required team can regularly be seen at the ground supporting the team and are proud to sponsor the club.


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Tea on the Thames with ADS

Mortgage Required will once again support Tea on The Thames, an event organised by Alzheimer Dementia Support, for the benefit of people with dementia their family and friends. The event which will take place on September the 5th will be a pleasant trip along the Thames with afternoon tea and entertainment. The event was a great success in 2017 which despite the weather couldn’t dampen the sing song led by members of the Mortgage Required team. Tracy Gordon Operations Director at Mortgage Required commented: “We are delighted to once again be in a position to sponsor this event as the team who joined me in 2017 really enjoyed the day. It was a fantastic afternoon and a really great opportunity to find out about the valuable work the charity does as well as meet some of the guests who benefit".


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Alzheimer’s Dementia Support

Alzheimer’s Dementia Support (ADS) is a local charity which offers constructive practical guidance and a wide range of services to help people in the local community whose lives are directly or indirectly affected by dementia.

Since their inception in 2011, members of the ADS team have successfully touched the lives of an ever growing number people with dementia and their carers.

Also see our ADS Santa Fun Run page.


ADS Santa Fun Run


Tim and Katie complete the Prudential RideLondon 100.

We had a great day, it was amazing to see 26,000 riders all raising money for good causes. The support we received as we passed through London & Surrey was amazing, with towns getting in the party spirit and encouraging everyone on. Despite the aching limbs, we are delighted to have competed and to have raised £1200 for our chosen charity Alzheimer Dementia Support.




Ride the Night - Katie Rides Again

Following Katie's success in the Prudential RideLondon 100 in 2016, she has decided to put herself through the pain of another cycle ride. The event to be held on the 27th & 28th of May is the Woman V Cancer Ride The Night. The 100k event which starts and finishes at the Royal Windsor Race Course is raising funds for three amazing charities; Breast Cancer Care, Ovarian Cancer Action and Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust.

Katie by her own admission is not a regular cyclist is being supported by her mum and friends, who are also taking part.


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FC Holyport

FC Holyport is an Under 8’s team set up by Holyport local Mark Branwhite in the Summer of 2015. The team have been making great progress and what they lack in heritage they more than make up for in enthusiasm.

Based at Bray Cricket Club, in their striking Purple kit complete with Mortgage Required livery we have high hopes for 2016 and perhaps the next Wayne Rooney.

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Maidenhead Town FC

Maidenhead Town Football Club is a local club founded in 2004. They field two adult sides competing in the East Berkshire League and an Under 18’s team.

Over the last 11 years they have enjoyed great success; last season was their most successful one ever, winning the Division Two title and reaching two cup finals, both at Burnham FC.



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