Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation

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Our Mission

The Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation is a philanthropic and charitable organisation that was established in March 2011 in Middlesbrough, England as a patriotic and activist group which aims to raise money from businesses and affluent individuals to make Teesside a better place in which to live, work and do business.

Andy Preston set up the foundation with the help of Tanya Garland and since launch Preston has recruited the financial backing of more than 40 businesses and individuals. Businesses involved as patrons of the Foundation include Middlesbrough Football Club, Steve Gibson’s Bulkhaul, Cleveland Cable Company, Barclays Middlesbrough and AV Dawson.

How we do it

As of December 2016, the charity had raised more than £2 million. Having celebrated reaching the £1 million fundraising milestone in September 2015, weeks later the charity received a further £700,000 from an anonymous benefactor.

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