OneFamily supports local hospice Martlets in art trail

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Brighton-based financial services company, OneFamily, continues to support local hospice, Martlets, as sponsors of this year’s Shaun by the Sea sculpture trail.

OneFamily has sponsored one of over 40 giant sheep that have been individually hand-painted by local artists. The Wild in Art event will begin on the 9th September and take place in the heart of the city for eight weeks, raising vital funds for the hospice.

The OneFamily team is also getting involved in the Shear Drop challenge, with several members of staff braving the 450ft drop from the Brighton i360 to raise money for the charity.

Steve Ferrari, Customer Operations Director at OneFamily, is one of the individuals taking part. He said, “The abseiling sounded like a great way to fundraise for Martlets and support the amazing work that they do with families in the local community. I’m always up for new ways to challenge myself, so I’m looking forward to the opportunity.”

As well as raising funds for the local hospice, Shaun by the Sea is set to bring the whole community together, with the previous two art trails in Brighton attracting thousands of locals to participate in the trail.

OneFamily chose to sponsor Briny Sheep, created by Danni Smith who was also an artist in Martlets’ previous art trail, Snailspace.

Danni Smith said, “My design is inspired by our local wetlands and sea kelp rewilding. I hope it will encourage people to learn a bit more about our wildlife and get involved in local projects. I can’t wait to see all the Shaun selfies and walk the trail with my family and friends – there’s a sheep for everyone!”

Teddy Nyahasha, CEO of OneFamily, said, “We’re thrilled to be sponsors of Shaun by the Sea this year, not only to support Martlets, but to also bring fun, colour, and a strong sense of community together in Brighton. The whole team loved getting involved when we sponsored a Snowdog back in 2016, and Bella now has pride of place in our office garden terrace.

“Martlets is a brilliant charity that supports so many people in the local community. Many of our team already volunteer by tending to the hospice gardens, and this sponsorship means the whole organisation can give back to 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 and over 50s life cover.

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’ve improved the lives of over 3,400 people through our individual grants since 2015.

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:
Educational grants
Charity partnerships