June 2022


Mortgage Advisors Racing to the Stones
Swindon-based independent mortgage company, TED Mortgages, are in team-training. They’re getting ready to Race To the Stones in aid of local charity SNDogs.

The four-strong team are taking part in the gruelling event on the weekend of July 9 and 10. It starts in Oxfordshire, passes close to the Uffington White Horse and ends at Avebury Stone Circle in Wiltshire.

Mortgage Advisors Racing to the Stones -
Mortgage Advisors Racing to the Stones
The TED Mortgages’ team in training for their Race To The Stones challenge in July.  From left to right: James Harris, Tom Brennan (MD), Chris Blackwell and Daniella Black. 

The challenge

This challenge, voted the best endurance event in the UK for three years in a row, follows the ancient Ridgeway. Participants can tackle it in a single day, or over the weekend. The TED team are going for it over a 24-hour period.

Hundreds of people take part in the iconic event to raise money for their own chosen charities or simply to test their own personal endurance. Or sometimes both.

Chris Blackwell, a director of TED Mortgages, said: ‘We’re all looking forward to the big day. It’s a mix of excitement and fear but we are going to give it a good go. We have got less than two weeks now to get the miles in our legs and be ready for the event.

My colleague Daniella Black is leading the way with her training and is on for the fastest time. We hope she’ll drag the rest of us along with her.

‘Tom has been nursing a knee injury so has had to contend with that, but he is going in the right direction.

‘James Harris has had the end of the football season to help boost his fitness and I’m walking daily to make sure I’m ready to go.’

SN Dogs

The team have pledged to raise money this year for SNDogs as it’s a charity close to all their hearts.

Founder Tom and his wife Emily adopted Ted, a border collie from the organisation several years ago. Then later he went on to include both of his dogs in his company name –  TED standing for Tom, Emily & Dogs!

Clare Fantini-Stephens of SNDogs said: ‘As all our dogs live in foster homes we don’t have kennels. So all money raised will go straight to the dogs for vets’ fees such as neutering, dental work, vaccinations, flea treatments and any other on-going treatment a dog requires when it comes into our care.’

The team hope to raise £3,000 for the organisation during 2022 and this event is one of their activities to achieve that goal. Anyone who wishes to support the TED Mortgages team as they set off on their Race To The Stones can donate here https://bit.ly/3noOhvY

TED Mortgages is a specialist, independent, fee-free, certified mortgage brokers. They’ll work with their customers with a ‘whole of market’ approach. That means it’s tailored to each person’s circumstances to help customers understand all their mortgage and protection options.

For more information visit https://www.tedmortgages.co.uk

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