FD Susan Marlow Crosses The Solent For Charity!

Minster’s Financial Director Susan Marlow took part in The Solent Challenge to raise money for the Mary Stevens Hospice! The charity provides specialist holistic care, free-of-charge for adults with life-limiting illnesses and their families in the Dudley Borough.

Members of the V28 Vistage group sailed a yacht from Hamble to Cowes and then raced back to raise an amazing total of over £7,000 for the Mary Stevens Hospice.

Reflecting back on the Challenge, Susan said “I have always had a fear of deep water, so taking part in this Challenge was really difficult for me – I had many sleepless nights in the weeks leading up to the event. So to complete this Challenge as a novice sailor in Gale Force 8 winds was both a personal achievement and also incredibly satisfying to know how much we had helped this fantastic Charity – it was very rewarding indeed. They are still receiving donations several weeks after the event, as I think people really do identify with the invaluable service that the Mary Stevens Hospice give at such important times in the lives of so many local people and their families”.

Donations for The Mary Stevens Hospice are still being collected through the Solent Challenge page here –

MacMillan Coffee Morning At Minster

If there is a chance for us all, at Minster, to eat cake, it is guaranteed we will- especially when it’s for such a great cause!


Macmillan Coffee Mornings have had more and more success each year and this year we’ve taken the opportunity to get involved and raise money for such an amazing cause.

The cake was purchased from a local school (who were holding an event of their own) and each at Minster paid a donation for a slice to have with our morning coffee.

Last year, Macmillan Coffee Mornings across the UK raised a record of £20 million and we are all hoping to make a new record again this year.


New Heights For Charity!

Nick Hunt, Minster Support Consultant, is conquering his biggest fear for the SMS Foundation UK charity

Minster have always been delighted with our philanthropic efforts and we are very proud to support one of our support consultants in his challenge to face one of his greatest fears for charity .

Nick Hunt, Minster Support Consultant, is conquering his biggest fear for charity. Height. Since his son was first diagnosed with a rare chromosomal disorder (Smith-Magenis syndrome) in 2009, the SMS Foundation UK charity has been a lifeline for Nick and his family, offering the support, guidance and friendship which is crucial for them and other families.

The SMS foundation is a small registered charity that exists solely on donations so in order to help them, Nick is facing his fear and going on a zip wire 2km down over a disused quarry. To donate to this great cause and for more information, please click here.



Rock & (Hot Pork) Roll Charity Night

Minster have organised a charity night to help raise as much money as possible for the SMS (Smith-Magenis Syndrome) UK charity.

 9 year old Sam Hunt is the son of Nick, one of Minster’s senior engineers. He has a rare genetic disorder called Smith-Magenis Syndrome. This causes intellectual, sleep and behavioural problems. As the condition is so rare, affecting 1 in 25,000 children, the charity often gets overlooked by mainstream fundraising so we can keen to help where we can. More information about the charity and the syndrome can be found at

There will be entertainment from local band ‘The Spaffers’, hot pork & stuffing rolls as well as a raffle with some fantastic prizes generously donated by local companies. Tickets for the event are £10 each.

For tickets please call 01562 68211 or email

Macmillan Coffee Morning At Minster

Minster are holding a Coffee Morning to raise money for Macmillan and we would love for you to join us!

The Minster team have donated cakes and coffee which will be available between 09:30AM – 12noon on 25 September 2015. 

It’ll be held at our offices – Minster House, 115 Worcester Road, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 1HU.

If you think you can pop in for 10 minutes and join our informal coffee morning, let us know by registering below we can make sure we save you a slice of cake! 

If you can’t come but would still like to give a donation to Macmillan just text CUPCAKE to 70550 (one text=£5), go to or phone 0845 074 2606