Main Sponsor for Diamond Jubilee Ball

The Financial Management Group has been announced as the main sponsor of Watford Mencap’s Diamond Jubilee Ball on January 29th.

The Financial Management Group, Financial Planners & Wealth Management Consultants, based in Amersham and covering the South East, is headed up by Chris Mellor Dip PFS, Cert CII (MP), who started the company with his brother Alister in 1993. Chris Mellor first came across Watford Mencap in 2009 at their Celebrity Golf Day and has been a firm supporter of the charity ever since.

‘We are raising money for Watford Mencap Children’s Centre, which is a lifeline for children with a learning disability and their parents,’ enthused Chris Mellor, 50, who is chairing the Ball Committee. ‘As a parent I know how difficult it is to bring up children, but raising a child with a disability brings challenges I can’t begin to imagine. We hope to raise at least £20,000 at the Ball.’

Chris Mellor’s work is very people focused as he works with individuals who know what they want to do when they retire, but do not know how to make it happen. Chris helps them to understand what they still need to do to meet their aspirations. It is an exhilarating process and highly unlikely that they will have ever experienced anything like this with any other Financial Adviser! Following this process Chris’s clients receive a series of recommendations within a comprehensive, tailored Financial Plan. The result is a clear way forward, financial peace of mind and the achievement of their retirement dreams. Chris Mellor shows his clients ‘ to use their money to make a life and not their life to make money.’

Chris is also a keen charity fundraiser and achieves his own work-life balance through his commitment to family and community. Having visited Watford Mencap Children’s Centre, he wants to ensure that children with disabilities have the best possible chance in life.

The Centre supports 150 families of children with a learning disability and needs to raise £200,000 each year to survive. The Comprehensive Spending Review has meant that Herts County Council has cut its funding for the charity’s Saturday Club, making the Ball’s success even more important for local families.

To book tickets for the Ball please phone 01923 713622 or visit

Posted on Thursday, 18th November 2010