Moneypenny supporting WeMindTheGap

Incredible things happen when we care

Caring is what we do: about our clients, about our people, about our team. We also care about creating opportunities for all, and the part each of us has to play in creating a fairer society. In 2015 Rachel Clacher, our co-founder, took that to a whole new level by establishing powerful social mobility charity, WeMindTheGap. By putting love and care at its heart, and combining that with real experiences, WeMindTheGap delivers real and lasting change that transforms futures.

Supported by

We Mind TheGap
Prince Charles and Rachel Clacher
Prince Charles and Rachel Clacher
Prince Charles and Rachel Clacher
Rachel Clacher
Rachel receiving her CBE in 2019 for services to business and disadvantaged young people.

Commercial principles solving social challenges

Here at Moneypenny, our dedicated PAs look after calls for their own portfolio of clients, working in scalable teams of five - which includes a Team Leader. It’s a proven model that Rachel found herself applying at WeMindTheGap: e.g. for WeGrow, each group of 10 gappies has their own Skipper (programme lead) and First Mate (welfare officer). The result is a similarly scalable group of close-knit cohorts, whose personal circumstances and needs can be met in an agile and sensitive way.

Programmes available

We Discover

WeDiscover
3 months

A virtual programme for 16–19 year olds. A chance to gain new skills and experiences and, with the support of a mentor, build a plan for a bright future.

We Grow

WeGrow
12 months

A life-changing programme for 18+ year olds including six-months’ paid employment, work placements, coaching and mentoring sessions, activity days and experiences.

We Belong

WeBelong
Lifetime

All gappies stay part of the WeMindTheGap family. We offer lifelong support and a safe and trusted person to talk to – whether that’s help with careers, housing, money, wellbeing or relationships.

Behind the scenes support for a cause that’s close to our hearts

Everyone here at Moneypenny is so incredibly proud of Rachel, and everything she and the team at WeMindTheGap have achieved within a space of just a few years. Here is how we facilitate their day-to-day activity:

Free office space

A very special home for the team at our old premises - just down the road from Moneypenny HQ.

Work experience

We welcome gappies here at Moneypenny by offering work experience placements for all Wrexham WeGrow participants.

Graduation venue

Moneypenny HQ hosts this very special ceremony every year for gappies - a chance to dress up and celebrate in style!

Role models

Members of the Moneypenny team share their stories and skills - providing inspiration, lessons learnt, hopes and dreams.

WeMindTheGap is always looking for new businesses to support its work in similar ways in the communities that it works in - currently Manchester, Flintshire and Wrexham. Please do get in touch if you can help in any way.

Gappies who are now part of the Moneypenny family

Allow us to introduce you to the gappies now working here at Moneypenny. Bursting with smiles and enthusiasm, they have all had to apply through Moneypenny’s usual rigorous recruitment process. It’s a pleasure to have them on board:

Gwenllian Waddilove

Gwenllian Waddilove

Graduated April 2019 Started at Moneypenny May 2021 Current role PA in Property Department Loves "The happy and friendly atmosphere you get at Moneypenny"

Sophie McGarrity

Sophie McGarrity

Graduated October 2015 Started at Moneypenny April 2016 Current role Accounts Assistant Loves "The learning opportunities and the incredible support from my team"

Amy Hughes

Amy Hughes

Graduated November 2016 Started at Moneypenny March 2017 Current role Catering Assistant Loves "Working with great people everyday"

Throw your support behind WeMindTheGap

Whether you’d like to find out about its programmes, start fundraising or even adopting WeMindTheGap as your ‘charity of the year’ - the team would love to hear from you. Call 0333 939 8818 or email [email protected]