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Community Involvement

Your Society is committed to supporting and serving its local communities. 

Here are some of the ways we get involved;  

The Society provides financial support and practical assistance to local charities and organisations through its associated Charitable Foundation and the Society's Charity Day Off scheme, which gives all members of staff a day off each year to work with local charities and good causes.

Alongside the Charitable Foundation and Charity Day Off scheme, we also get involved with many local community based events covering a range of activities. 

River Litter Picking
MHBS support MHEG River litter pick

Throughout 2016 and continuing in 2017 MHBS volunteers are supporting the Market Harborough Environment Group (MHEG) with their regular river litter picks.  Several bin bags full of rubbish  are collected each time along with the occasional trolley, bicycle and football. Its a great opportunity for us to support the local community and help keep Market Harborough a beautiful place to live and work.

Christmas 2016
MHBS Christmas 2016

On Friday 25th November the Society helped to host the Christmas Light Switch On event in Market Harborough. It was an evening of festive fun with performances from two local primary school choirs, a magical lantern parade, Father Christmas in his Grotto, Mulled Wine & Mince pies, live music from the EAGA Gospel Choir and of course the switching on of the Christmas lights. It was a great evening and the event raised a fantastic £473.80 for LOROS.

Harborough Sports Awards 2016
MHBS sponsors Harborough Sports Awards 2016
Market Harborough Building Society was once again delighted to be main sponsor of the Harborough Sports awards, an event which recognises and celebrates the sporting achievements of people in the local community.  It's wonderful to be involved with an event that supports talented adults and young people who make a huge contribution to our local sports scene.

Halloween 2016
MHBS branch network holds Spooky mask competition
For Halloween, the MHBS branches invited the children from local schools and pre-schools to create spooky masks. The creations made from paper plates were displayed inside the branches and customers were invited to vote for the one they thought was most scary!

Arts Fresco 2016
MHBS proud to sponsor Arts Fresco 2016
On 18th September 2016 the biggest street theatre festival in the East Midlands returned to the town! Market Harborough Building Society were once again delighted to be a main sponsor of Arts Fresco. On the day we manned the information point and also sponsored the Children's village. The event attracted thousands of the visitors to the town and the day was filled with fun, magic and laughter. We handed out thousands of programmes, lots of balloons and organised a mystery trail in the Memorial Gardens. The day was thoroughly enjoyable!

Harborough in Bloom 2016
MHBS delighted to support MH in Bloom
The MH in Bloom volunteers applied to the Market Harborough Building Society Charitable Foundation for a grant of £500 towards new planters along St Mary's Road. The committee agreed to the funding and on 5th August Mark Robinson presented Margaret Richards with the donation. The volunteers work hard throughout the year to ensure the town looks 'blooming marvellous' benefiting the whole community.

Fun in the Sun 2016
MHBS sponsors fun in the sun events
Throughout July and August our Kettering and Corby Branches have been supporting their local 'fun in the sun' events. Kettering Branch had a stall handing out buckets and spades with all donations going towards Cransley Hospice. On Friday 29th July the branch also held a Bake Sale in support of  the Hospice. Altogether the branch raised over  £200. In Corby the branch have been handing out personalised MHBS Beach Balls for children to play with during Corby Fun in the Sun.

Carnival of Running
Carnival of Running 2016
On Saturday 11th June we took part in the Carnival of Running. As main sponsors we manned the first water station and awarded medals to everybody at the finish line (all 900 participants). As well as volunteers, the Society was represented by several individual runners and a relay team - everybody running did extremely well!  As a Society we donated £1,000 to The Laura Centre having held a variety of fundraising events in the run up to the event. The event raised a total of £30,000 for charity.

Pride in Harborough Awards 2016
MHBS proud to sponsor Pride in Harborough Awards
 Market Harborough Building Society was once again delighted to be main sponsor of the Pride in Harborough awards which recognise  the achievements of special people in our area; those who have overcome hardship and support a positive attitude within our community. MHBS sponsored the award for 'Outstanding Example of Bravery' as well as the MHBS Choice Award.

Pancake Day 2016 
Pancake Day 2016
MH branch Easter bonnet parade
Easter Bonnet Parade 
Aviva Women's cycle tour 2016 
Aviva Women's Cycle Tour
Macmillan Coffee Morning 2016 
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Local charity cheque donations 
Local charity cheque donations
Arts Fresco Audience Choice Awards 2016 
Arts Fresco Audience Choice Awards

For further details of how we can support a local organisation or event, write to our Marketing Department, or email

Please also see our Charitable Foundation.

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