Vale Press helping to buy “Taz” a new Leg … An inspiration for a generation.

Vale Press were delighted to sponsor the recent “Stratford-upon-Avon Business Sporting Club Dinner” with guest speaker – England and British & Irish Lions Rugby Union legendary hooker and now BBC pundit, Brian Moore.


The raffle raised an incredible £1150 for our nominated charity – “Taz’s Leg Fund”.

When he’s not managing Vale Press’s client expectations, Tom Stowe will more-often-than-not be found coaching, managing and chairing the “Mini’s and Juniors” section at Stratford-upon-Avon Rugby Club’s Pearcecroft ground.

It was there in 2017 that Jon “Taz” Tarrant was playing Prop position for Stratford Rugby Club First XV when a ruck collapsed ending in a life-changing injury to Taz. This resulted in a lower leg amputation in September last year and Taz having a prosthetic limb fitted.

But the “inner sportsman” within Taz now wants more – he wants to start running again.

A prosthetic running limb costs nearly £10,000 – and that’s what the raffle proceeds are going towards. To help Taz run again!

We’re convinced that Taz will succeed and be an inspiration to a generation.

Our thanks to those who donated/attended the dinner and in particular to Jean & David Duckham who organised the event.

If you would like to donate – here’s the JustGiving page.


Here’s Taz (left), with Vale Press MD Tom Stowe (centre) and Jack Young of the Training Shed (right) who are spearheading “Taz’s” aspirations and who organised the fundraising.

Photo top right: Brian Moore & Lynden Stowe (Chairman Vale Press)


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Vale Press supporting improvements to the Oncology Centre at Cheltenham Hospital.

Twelve months ago Cllr Andrew Gravells, Chairman of Gloucestershire County Council, announced that the charity for his year in office was to be the Oncology Centre at Cheltenham Hospital.

 At Vale Press we thought it very appropriate to also show our support. Not least, some of our staff have received treatment at the Centre whilst others have partners, family or friends who have.
So we realise just what a vital and important resource it is for Gloucestershire and how much it touches so many people and families across the county and surrounding areas, as it treats 90,000 patients each year.
FOCUS is the charitable fund for the Gloucestershire Oncology Centre at Cheltenham General Hospital to which Vale Press have donated £500 in support of fundraising led by Cllr Andrew Gravells in his role as Chairman of Gloucestershire County Council, with £2,000 now raised in total for Focus.

Andrew said “I’m really grateful to Vale Press for their donation. As both a Governor of the Hospital and a patient who has been treated by the Oncology Team I’m trying to raise whatever I can to show my gratitude for the excellent treatment I’ve received as an outpatient at this outstanding Centre.”

Richard Hastilow-Smith, Head of Fundraising: “Donations make a direct difference for local cancer patients by funding extra care, specialist equipment and improvements to facilities over and above the NHS, and we are very grateful to both Vale Press and Cllr Gravells for this kind support of Focus”.
L to R: Julie McNally, Senior Sister;  Cllr Andrew Gravells (Chairman Emeritus –  Gloucestershire County Council); Lynden Stowe (Chairman – Vale Press) and Dr Sam Guglani (Consultant Clinical Oncologist).
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