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A group of Mumpreneurs sign up for a 320ft abseil!

Friday 6 March 2020

Whether you sign up for payroll giving, dream up funky fundraising fun, become a corporate partner or take on a challenge – however you choose to get involved with a charity, it can have a big impact on your business’s reputation.

“It’s really important to see past your bottom line and give something back to your local community”, says Nicky Chisholm, Director of The Mumpreneurs Networking Club and to prove her point, Nicky is taking on an abseil challenge with a team of Mumpreneur members next month to raise funds for her local children’s hospice, Chestnut Tree House.

The team abseil was the brainchild of two local Mumpreneur Managers, Emma Weatherstone and Kate Henwood, both are very active in their local business communities and have long track record of supporting charities.

Nicky Chisholm and Sara Guiel founded The Mumpreneurs Networking Club over ten yeMNC Abseil 2ars ago to make networking more accessible to working parents. “We realised that all networking events were either in the morning or the evening. This had to change, so, we set up the group for parents with their own businesses. Mums, Dads and anyone with their own business is welcome – we call it positive discrimination.”

The Mumpreneurs Networking Club is now one of the fastest growing and most dynamic networking groups in the UK, with over 400 visits to their meetings each month and over 30,000 visits in total – members are never short of networking opportunities.


However, the group isn’t just about meeting likeminded people, Nicky and Sara actively encourage members to do something that is ‘a bit scary’ and

give back to their local community.

“In life you must be brave, step outside of your comfort zone, and give back to your local community. Supporting a charity is great for business reputation. Through working with a charity, you can strengthen your reputation, make a positive impact and have access to exciting team bonding opportunities”, says Emma Weatherstone, manager of the Emsworth group.

MNC 3“That’s why we are taking a leap of faith and taking on an abseil!”, says Kate Henwood, manager of the Arundel and Worthing groups. On Saturday 28 March, a group of 13 women from The Mumpreneurs Networking Club will be taking on a 320ft abseil down the iconic Emirates Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, fundraising to help local children with life-shortening conditions and their families.

“As soon as Chestnut Tree House announced this event, we told the team, everyone loved it and wanted to be involved. Last year I took part in an abseil down Arundel Castle, organised by Chestnut Tree House, and it was really slick and well organised. The Chestnut Tree team make it super enjoyable and they are really supportive” says Nicky.

Places are currently full for the Chestnut Tree House abseil on Saturday 28 March, but there are still some available for Saturday 20 June 2020.

To support The Mumpreneurs Networking Club, visit: www.justgiving.com/teams/MNCAbseil

For becoming a Fabseiler. For local families. For the Now.