iMAB in the


iMAB are proud to support local charities and clubs as we love giving back to our community and making a difference.  The organisations we support are close to our hearts and we hope to continue to raise money and awareness of these awesome charities. 

The team at iMAB volunteer at the charities, run marathons and get involved in other fundraising activities, if you use us for arranging your mortgage application it will directly count towards us planting trees in the Forest of Marston Vale.  Check out our latest news and social media for what we are currently doing.

The OLLIE Foundation

The OLLIE Foundation is a suicide prevention charity, set up in 2016 by three Hertfordshire parents who had each lost a son to suicide. They met in bereavement support and vowed to do all they could to stop another family going through the heartache they were experiencing.  

OLLIE stands for One Life Lost Is Enough.

OLLIE provides wellbeing, prevention and intervention events, training, talks and panel events for professionals, parents and students. Our mission is to reduce the incidence of suicide, particularly amongst our young people.

 One way we do this is through the provision of training and education to parents, children, teens and young adults and to all those with a duty of care for others.

 Through our work we aim to reduce both the stigma and the fears people have in talking about suicide. We aim to advance the pedagogy and discourse around suicide studies and effective early intervention and prevention techniques and strategies. 

 Our work always aims to share best practice, support curiosity, skills, capacities and knowledge so each generation can stay safer from suicide and bereavement from suicide.

Forest of Marston Vale

The Forest of Marston Vale is a Community Forest and a Charity, planting trees and using woodlands to make life better for the people and wildlife in the 61 square mile area of the Marston Vale, between Bedford and Milton Keynes. The Charity has planted over 2 million trees to transform the landscape and improve the prospects of the Marston Vale – environmentally, socially and economically. The environmental benefits of trees are numerous and well documented – they help to cool and clean our air, lock up carbon, reduce flooding, provide sustainable raw materials, and are our best hope in combatting the climate crisis. However, the social and economic benefits are also significant. Having access to green space and being in nature is important for our physical and mental well-being, which is why the Charity creates pockets of woodland within or close to villages in the Marston Vale, so the local community benefits. Trees and woodland also make an area a more attractive location for business, residential and recreational use – hence the economic benefit that trees bring.

So, very simply, trees make life better – for people, for wildlife and for the planet. The Forest of Marston Vale’s ultimate goal is 30% tree cover across the Forest area, and that means planting another 5 million trees.

Why iMAB has chosen to support them?

iMAB has a commitment to green issues and taking out a mortgage through iMAB directly leads to iMAB planting trees. There will be one tree planted per 25 mortgages each year and iMAB staff will join Forest of Marston Vale on a planting day each year.

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DRUM – Disability Recreation Unity Movement

Disability Recreation Unity Movement is a small registered charity and a user led group based in North Watford, providing activities, services and support to adults with physical and/or sensory disabilities living in South West Hertfordshire.

 As a user led service, DRUM is run by a management committee of disabled members and carers, so service users are always involved in planning and delivering services at DRUM.

 DRUM offers affordable, innovative and high quality day activities for adults with physical and/or sensory disabilities, an alternative to the more traditional day centre.  At least two activity sessions are held daily and include art and creative crafts, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, exercise, yoga, dance, music and singing, gardening and woodwork.

DRUM provides regular day break and additional support to unpaid carers and families.

Why iMAB has chosen to support them?

iMAB are supporting DRUM as it’s a charity close to iMAB adviser Clare Slevin’s heart as the work that DRUM does has provided ongoing essential support for Clare and her husband Hugh after his stroke a couple of years ago.