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.

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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.

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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)

 

Please consider printing locally with Vale Press and see our local communities benefit even more – we have fifty staff at your service running some of the world’s finest printing presses.

70,000 Lego bricks to celebrate 900 years!

Vale Press is proud to be a sponsor of the 2017 Cirencester Abbey 900 festival. Vale Press handles the printing of literature and promotional material at a specially discounted charity rate and is delighted to be associated with a programme of events that will cater for all ages of our communities.

2017 is the 900th anniversary of the founding of the Augustinian Abbey in 1117 by King Henry 1st, which marked the beginning of the cultural and economic success of Cirencester and the wider Cotswolds, which continues to this day.

A group of likeminded people from all walks of the community including businesses, the voluntary sector, the arts community, the church and local people have got together to create a year long festival of over 50 events to celebrate the town’s history and to express their enthusiasm and confidence for the future of Cirencester and the Cotswolds.

The flagship fundraising event of the festival is the building of a Lego model of the Abbey using 70,000 sponsored bricks.

An incredibly varied programme of events will shortly be published, with more to be added during the year. Look out locally for copies soon – printed, of course, by Vale Press!