Friends of the Foundation

MFC Foundation is the independent charitable arm of Middlesbrough FC, working across Teesside to raise aspirations and change lives for the better.  We work with over 35,000 disadvantaged people every year to help make Teesside a better place to live, learn, work and play.

We rely heavily on the generous support of our local business community to help us achieve our mission. In response to corporate feedback we introduced our Friends of the Foundation scheme.

Friends of the Foundation donate a minimum of £500 a year and help us in a number of ways, including:

  • Increasing the funding available to support disadvantaged people in Teesside
  • Helping us plan for the future growth of the charity

As a member of the network, you will receive a number of benefits, including:

 

Bronze Member (£500 per year)Silver Member (£1000 per year)Gold Member (£2000 per year)
Framed Bronze member CertificateFramed Silver member CertificateFramed Gold member Certificate
Use of the MFC Foundation logo on your website and marketingUse of the MFC Foundation logo on your website and marketingUse of the MFC Foundation logo on your website and marketing
Your logo & hyperlink on the MFC Foundation website.Your logo & hyperlink on the MFC Foundation website.Your logo & hyperlink on the MFC Foundation website.
Invites to networking events throughout the year.Invites to networking events throughout the year.Invites to networking events throughout the year.
Welcome messages on social media platforms when you become a Friend of the Foundation.Welcome messages on social media platforms when you become a Friend of the Foundation.Welcome messages on social media platforms when you become a Friend of the Foundation.
Article in matchday programmeArticle in matchday programmeArticle in matchday programme
1 pair of match tickets (minimum)3 pairs of match tickets (minimum)6 pairs of tickets (minimum)
Staff volunteering opportunitiesStaff volunteering opportunitiesStaff volunteering opportunities
Roary visit (North East only)Roary visit (North East only)2 Roary visits (North East only)
Branding on MFC event or campaign post.Branding on 2 MFCF events or campaign posts
Signed BallSigned Ball or shirt
2 additional social media acknowledgements5 additional social media acknowledgements
10% discount on MFCF bookings (pitches and rooms).10% discount on MFCF bookings (pitches and training rooms).
3 hours free training room hire in our Herlingshaw centre.
30 seconds in play LED advertising

 


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Stewart Smith Memorial Trophy

A MEMORIAL tournament that will ensure the name of a lifelong Boro fan and former trustee of MFC Foundation lives on is to be staged at the end of this month.

Fittingly, the Stewart Smith Memorial Trophy, a football tournament aimed at U7-U12-year-olds, will be staged over two days at the Herlingshaw Centre where seven years ago he cut the ribbon on a brand new 3G outdoor pitch.

Stewart sadly past away before he had time to add to his considerable legacy throughout the Teesside area, but he family are determined his work will continue to benefit communities he was so proud to be part of.

A trustee of MFC Foundation between 2013 and 2019, Stewart was the Foundation’s Chair for approaching four of those years from April 2013 to August 2016.

He helped shape the Foundation in the way you see it today, mixing the passion for his football club with his vision in the world of business to the benefit of communities throughout the area. It was that business acumen that saw him named North East Executive of the Year in 2010 – a moment of great pride.

Like many a proud Teessider, Stewart began watching the Boro from the Boys End at Ayresome Park and remained a fan for the rest of his life. It was an immensely proud time for him when his company, Ramsdens, was on the shirts of his beloved Boro for seven years between 2010 and 2017 and then as Ramsdens Currency for a further year.

If you would like to know more details about the Stewart Smith Memorial Trophy which will held on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May, please e-mail Sean at sean.mackin@mfcfoundation.co.uk or ring the Herlingshaw Centre on 01642 282128