OneFamily colleagues have green fingers volunteering with Martlets

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Brighton based financial services company, OneFamily, continues to support local hospice, Martlets, as colleagues become volunteer gardeners at the new site.

Ten OneFamily team members spent the day on Tuesday 14th November digging up weeds, planting wildflowers and bringing in benches ready to welcome patients and visitors.

OneFamily has been a longstanding supporter of Martlets, with colleagues regularly volunteering to maintain the gardens in previous years.

The company recently sponsored one of the Shaun the Sheep sculptures in this year’s charity art trail around Brighton and Hove. Team members participated in various fundraising events that took place during the trail, including the abseil off the Brighton i360. The sculpture trail has helped to raise vital funds for the charity, which started re-building its hospice home in 2022.

Gemma Bellamy, Senior Marketing Executive at OneFamily, was one of the gardening volunteers. She said “Martlets holds a special place in many locals’ hearts, so it’s great be a small part of the amazing remodel of the hospice.

“Despite the elements being against us at the beginning, we didn’t let that stop us from rolling up our sleeves and getting stuck in. It was such a sense of achievement at the end of the day, thinking of all the families that the gardens may provide a little peace for during very difficult times.”

Georgia Ellick, Volunteering Services Development Manager at Martlets, said “Our gardens are such an important part of the care and support we offer. We’re really grateful for all the support from OneFamily and it is partnerships like this, where people are so generous with funds and their time, that are so valuable for Martlets.”


Notes to Editors

About OneFamily

OneFamily is a member-owned financial services company that offers lifetime ISAs, lifetime mortgages, junior ISAs, child trust funds, bonds, over 50s life cover along with life insurance and critical illness cover under the Beagle Street brand.

We have over 45 years’ experience of being a trusted provider of financial solutions, with nearly 2 million customers and over £5.5 billion in funds under management at the end of 2022.

We are the UK’s biggest child trust fund provider, holding over 25% of the market.

Supporting our members and their communities

At OneFamily, we’re owned by our members for our members – and doing right by them is at the heart of our business.

We don’t have shareholders to pay dividends to, so we reinvest our profits to provide quality products and services for the benefit of our members.

We think that financial products should be accessible to everyone regardless of how much money they have to invest. That’s why our products have low investment levels and minimum contributions, giving more people the opportunity to save regardless of their circumstances.

Inspiring Better Futures

Our Inspiring Better Futures vision underpins our commitment to doing the right thing at every level for our members and customers, colleagues and communities.

The Inspiring Better Futures vision is built on 3 pillars – Members and customers, colleagues and communities.

Our focus is on long-term sustainability, so we can continue to be relevant and impactful to our members and communities.

Access to education and training

The costs of further education and training can be a barrier to many young people and their families. This is why we offer OneFamily customers the opportunity to apply for a Young Person’s Education Grant of up to £250 – for someone aged 15-19 – to help meet these costs, when they would otherwise struggle without financial assistance. The grant can be used towards study materials, specialist uniform, travel costs or a laptop/tablet.

Applications are open throughout the year, and grants are awarded following a random computerised draw.

We awarded over £52K to 210 young people through our Young Person’s Education Grants in 2022, helping them to invest in a better future.

Charity Partnerships

Supporting our communities has been a key focus of ours for many years. We’ve established partnerships with local and national charities that champion access to education and improving life chances for people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

For more information on how we support our members and communities see:
Education Grants
Charity Partnerships