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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)

 

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Howzat! £1540 raised for Stratford-based Eco Workshop

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We are really pleased to be able to support the fantastic work of our own local heroes at Eco Work-Shop, based near Stratford-upon-Avon. They do a brilliant job in supporting adults from local towns and villages, who have learning disabilities or autism, by providing purposeful, real work activities that develop skills and abilities. It’s a fantastic and happy place!

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

To learn more about the work of Eco Work-Shop, please visit: http://www.work-shop.org.uk

Meanwhile for you cricket fans, here’s a reminder of “Gower Power!”

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Vale Press hoping for a “great innings” this evening to support an amazing local charity!

In particular we are delighted to be able to support the fantastic work of our own local heroes at Eco Work-Shop, based near Stratford-upon-Avon. They do a brilliant job in supporting adults from local towns and villages, who have learning disabilities or autism, by providing purposeful, real work activities that develop skills and abilities.
The Eco Work-Shop will benefit from the raffle proceeds at tonight’s event, where the guest speaker will be cricket legend, David Gower OBE – former England Captain who played in 117 test matches and 114 one-day Internationals – and now the “face of cricket” as Sky Sports Presenter and Commentator.
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Vale Press Chairman, Lynden Stowe says: “Whilst at Vale we’ve printed for sporting legends, superheroes and even a prime minister, we never forget the often unsung local heroes who do so much good work.

We try and give something back to the communities where we live, work and play, and that’s why we are so keen to see this evenings event raise money for such a really worthwhile and important local charity.”

To learn more about the Eco Work-Shop, please visit: www.work-shop.org.uk

 

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The team at Vale really welcomes the opportunity to engage through our work placements, every Thursday, when our friends from the Work-Shop come and give us a helping hand for a couple of hours.

 

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Sporting Dinner with sporting legends supporting Alzheimers Research.

Vale Press were pleased to sponsor the Business Sporting Club Dinner in Stratford-upon-Avon last night where the guest speaker was Sir Ian McGeeghan OBE (nickname “Geech”)  – probably the greatest Rugby Union coach of all time. Head Coach of the British & Irish Lions for the tours of 1989, 1993, 1997 and 2009.

The raffle at the Dinner was in aid of Alzheimer’s – an incredibly worthwhile charity – and one which needs no introduction, as it affects the lives of so many.

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It was a privilege to sit with Sir Ian and, rugby legend from the seventies, David Duckham MBE.

I asked them both who would be their first player of choice on a “Fantasy XV” team sheet.

Both gave me the same answer – Gareth Edwards.

Here’s a reminder why – a match in which David Duckham played.

Thanks again to those who bought raffle tickets and donated prizes and in particular to Jean & David Duckham who organised the dinner.

For more information on Alzheimers please see: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk

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