Our ethos has always been to help and support the communities in which we live and work. Redbrik is passionate about improving lives and helping people get active. We sponsor local people, teams and events and are always on the lookout for new ideas.
One of our major initiatives is the Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon. In 2017 we rescued the event and signed up to a five-year sponsorship. We wanted to make sure Chesterfield had a large scale mass participation fitness event and with the help of some fantastic partners, we are excited about growing this fabulous road race that engages the town and brings it together.
As well as some large scale events, we also love to hold smaller one-off fundraisers. Baking cakes, charity football matches, Christmas jumper days and we also have food drop off points for staff and clients alike wanting to give to the local food banks and homeless centres.
It’s safe to say the third Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon was a huge success – records fell both in terms of race times and sign-up totals, with £40,000 once again pledged for incredible local causes.
The event has raised more than £100,000 for Ashgate Hospicecare and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice since its relaunch in 2017, and we already can’t wait for 2020!
In September our Chesterfield team baked once again for the Macmillan Coffee Morning, raising money for people living with cancer. This year we raised a total of £587.38 for this incredible cause!
This year the Redbrik Rovers took on Monaghan’s All-Stars at Sheffield United’s Bramhall Lane Stadium for another charity match.
Building consultancy, Monaghan’s, won with a 4-2 victory but most importantly, with a great turnout, monies raised were split equally between Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, St Luke’s Hospice and The Children’s Hospital Charity.
We are very proud to announce that Julie Murashe, viewings representative in our Millhouses office, is the worthy winner of the Sheffield Health and Social Care Volunteer of the Year 2019!
Julie works tirelessly to help all those around her, not only in her volunteer work, but here at Redbrik too. Well done, Julie!
The second Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon was a resounding success, with around 1,500 people registered for the event across its three elements – the 13.1 mile Half Marathon, Peak FM Five Mile Run and 1km Blachford Fun Run.
Since launching just two years ago, runners have raised almost £100,000 for Ashgate Hospicecare and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
In 2018, we gave away a total of £2,500 to five sports teams and community groups throughout Sheffield and North Derbyshire following a competition on social media.
The five winning groups received an equal share of the money and sponsorship from Redbrik to support them for the year. The lucky recipients were Killamarsh Dreams, AFC Dronfield, Millhouses Girls, Friends of Somersall Park and Porter FC.
In July 2018, our good friend and colleague David Atterton sadly passed away after two years battling cancer.
In September 2018, we took part in a sponsored static bike challenge to raise money for Weston Park Cancer Charity, who supported David throughout his illness.
We raised an amazing £875!
In 2017, we became headline sponsors for the next five years of the newly launched Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon
Chesterfield-based charity Ashgate Hospicecare and North Anston-based Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice will be charity partners of the 2018 race following a hugely successful inaugural event in 2017, which raised more than £50,000 for good causes.
The event raised £1,500 which will be split equally between our chosen charities.
The match saw Redbrik claim the honours with a 4 – 3 victory, with co-founder Mark Ross and valuer, Ross Bateman among the scorers.
Following our Charity Football match against Sheffield United Ladies, we were delighted to present Ashgate Hospice with their share of the money we raised.
We’re very proud to sponsor Team GB Triathlon and Duathlon medallist, Fiona Kesteven. Fiona is an active member of the Sheffield community and, while working a full-time job and raising her two children, she still finds time to train and compete throughout the year.
We love taking part in fundraisers and Christmas Jumper Day is possibly one our favourites! Not only do we look super cool, we raised lots of money for Save the Children.
Every year, we take part in Macmillan Coffee Morning bringing in our finest home baking to raise money for this wonderful charity.
The Millhouses Works Cricket Club (MWCC), a local grassroots club, has a longstanding relationship with Redbrik and we have sponsored the team for a number of seasons.
We play an active part in the local business community and are proud to be a Premium Partner of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce.
Our business is at the forefront of developments across the region and provides us with more opportunities to get involved, as well as business support, workforce development through Chamber training courses, and helps to raise the profile of the company.
We have built up a great relationship with the Sheffield Chamber and continue to work closely with them.
Mark Ross, director at Redbrik, said: “The support we receive from Sheffield Chamber is fantastic and has helped our business grow exponentially throughout the years.
“They are a fantastic resource for local businesses, offering advice and networking opportunities that keeps you in touch with the local community.”
Redbrik’s first home was in Chesterfield and we are part of a great group of businesses known as the Chesterfield Champions.
The scheme, run by Destination Chesterfield, is a powerful network helping to raise the profile of the town. We’re proud to stand alongside 170 organisations to support the development of Chesterfield’s economy and showcase all that is good about the town.
Our director Mark Ross commented: “Chesterfield is at the very heart of Redbrik and we have seen continued success across the region since opening our doors in 2013.
“People in Chesterfield have been so supportive towards Redbrik and we have formed great bonds with a lot of local businesses. We feel it is important to play a part in the wider community and Chesterfield Champions provides us with the opportunity to be involved in helping Chesterfield achieve its full potential.”