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Elvis was in the building at charity night attended by TR staff in County Durham

TR employees help to raise funds for Cancer Research and Macmillan Cancer Support

Staff from TR’s Newton Aycliffe base enjoyed a performance by the one and only Elvis (maybe) last month, when they attended a charity evening at Birtley Buffs Club in Chester-le-Street, County Durham. 

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TR supports postman’s muddy exploits with charity donation

TR Fastenings is proud to be helping local postman Craig Davis to raise funds for the Chailey Heritage Foundation charity by sponsoring his upcoming ‘Mud Run’.

TR has pledged a £150 donation towards Craig’s fundraising efforts as he prepares to tackle the 10 kilometre (6.2-mile) course in Tunbridge Wells’ Eridge Park on Saturday 25th March.

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TR Team Taking on Hastings Half-Marathon for Charity on Sunday 19th March 

Runners exercising their hearts and lungs in own 'Battle of Hastings'

TR Fastenings' European Distribution Account Manager, Nathan Parmar, has assembled a TR team to run the Hastings Half-Marathon on Sunday 19th March in air of a charity he has strong personal ties to.

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Latest News from Uckfield Grasshoppers JFC 

TR Fastenings is a proud sponsor of Uckfield Grasshoppers JFC.

The club set up in 1981 by a group of local parents, since when it has grown into a club with over 250 registered members.

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TR Treks the Freedom Trail in the Pyrenees Mountains 

Raising much-needed funds for hospice services.

Sean Cushen, BDM of TR Fastenings' Branded Products range, is striding out this September as part of a team of 18 who will be undertaking the famous Freedom Trail Challenge across the Pyrenees Mountains.

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Lancaster Fastener Co Ltd Provides Sponsorship For Junior Football Team

Lancaster Fastener Co Ltd Supports Junior Football Team in Morecambe

Lancaster Fastener Co Ltd, a sister company of global fastenings business TR Fastenings and part of the Trifast Group, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of a junior football team close to its headquarters in Morecambe, Lancashire. 

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TR Fastenings employee planning daring wing walk for disability charity

TR Employee, Tracy Wells is planning a wing walk for the Disability Charity Phab

Tracey Wells, Administration Manager and Products Assistant at Uckfield firm TR Fastenings, is taking on a huge personal challenge on Sunday 7th May by embarking on a courageous Wing Walk for charity Phab. 

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Police Football Teams Set For Arresting Performance in TR Fastenings Kit

TR Fastenings Supports Metropolitan Police Football Worldcup

TR Fastenings (TR) is pleased to announce its sponsorship of a group of Metropolitan Police (Met) football teams who are competing at the World Police Indoor Soccer Tournament in October 2017. 

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TR Colleague Embraces the Chill and Takes Part in the 2016 White Christmas Dip

Nick Rees, Business Development Manager at TR Fastenings Poole took part in the White Christmas Dip.

The White Christmas Dip is an annual charity fancy dress Christmas morning dip held on the beach next to Boscombe Pier in Bournemouth.

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TR Scotland Makes a Difference at Christmas for Children at Women's Aid Shelter

TR Scotland's Annmarie McArdle has completed a collection of chocolate selection boxes for children under the care of a local Women's Aid shelter for the third year running.

This year, an amazing 94 selection boxes were donated, improving on last year's total of 70 and 40 boxes collected in 2014.

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TR Fastenings Wear Christmas Jumpers for Charity

On Friday 16th December TR Fastenings took part in Christmas Jumper Day.

Everyone taking part donated £2 to wear their Christmas Jumpers to raise money for Save the Children and St Wilfrid's Hospice.

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Star Apprentice Wins TR Fastenings Award at Uckfield Showcase

TR Fastenings congratulates Jake Holmes on winning the TR-sponsored Young Employee/Apprentice of the Year category in the 2016 Uckfield Business Awards.

21 year old Jake, is serving an apprenticeship with CJ Thorne & Co, a third generation family-run firm of civil engineering contractors with 120 permanent staff.

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Manager at Sussex-Based Global Company Asks For Your Socks

Maddy is seeking sock-toys, Lego and financial donations - all to support a small Sussex-Based charity.

Friends of Mombasa Children (FOMC) is currently fundraising to buy mosquito nets to provide protection against malaria for children living in its school orphanage and nearby slums.

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TR Goes for the Ultra - 69 Miles in 24 Hours

Don Lamb, BDM at TR Aycliffe, will be undertaking an incredible cross-country ultramarathon on 18th June, running 69 miles in 24 hours.

Supported by TR Fastenings, Don is raising funds for Waverley Primary School.

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Latest News from Newick Cricket Club

TR Fastenings is delighted to be a Corporate Sponsor of Newick Cricket Club.

Newick Cricket Club is a vibrant village club, with over 200 members, ranging in age from 8 to 80.

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TR Fastenings Sponsors a Table at Cancer Research UK Summer Lunch

TR Fastenings is delighted to be supporting the Cancer Research UK Summer Lunch again this year.

Organised by the Crowborough Volunteer Committee this year's event will take place on Wednesday 10th June.

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The Need for Speed - TR Fastenings Sponsors Glasgow Tigers

TR is proud to annouce it is sponsoring the Glasgow Tigers - the West of Scotland's only professional speedway team and one of only a handful of motosport venues in Scotland.

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, the Glasgow Tigers race at the recently redeveloped Peugeot Ashfield Stadium and compete in British Speedway's Premier League.

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TR Takes on the Three Peaks Challenge

Five adventurous emplyees from TR Fastenings are gearing up to scale the UK's three highest mountains this July, in a bid to raise £2,000 for Cancer Research UK.

'The TRekkers', who work in the sales, purchasing and the quality department at the company's headquarters in Uckfield, East Sussex will attempt to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.

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Young Sussex Tennis Talent Receives Support from TR Fastenings

TR Fastenings is delighted to be sponsoring rising young tennis player, Amelia Devlin, from Heathfield in East Sussex.

Amelia started playing tennis when she was four and now aged ten competes regularly at both county and at regional level, has won numerous tournaments and dreams of one day winning Wimbledon.

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TR Fastenings Supports Uckfield Triathlete with Eyes on the Olympics!

TR is delighted to be sponsoring Jamie Bedwell, an aspiring 17-year-old triathlete from Uckfield who hopes to be selected for the Olympic Games in the next ten years.

Jamie decided at the age of 14 that he wanted to pursue a career as a triathlete and as a result of around 20 hours a week of training alongside studying for A Levels at Sussex Downs College in Eastbourne.

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TR Scotland Wear Christmas Jumpers for Charity

On Friday 17th December the TR Office in Scotland wore Christmas Jumpers to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, Save the Children and Make a Wish. 

The team held a cake sale and a festive quiz with everyone donating money towards the selected Charities.

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Latest News from Phil Edwards of Weald Electric Vehicle Technology

Upcoming events and updates from Phil and the EV1000 project.

Good progress has been made on the three main modules; the chassis/bodywork, the capacitor pack and the motors. The designs are interlinked of course so as we make progress in one area they all leap forward.

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Remembering a TR Fastenings Colleague with Coffee & Affection

TR Aycliffe, recently held a Halloween-themed coffee morning with the proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support.

In memory of Linda Woodward, a former colleague and Accounts Co-ordinator at TR Fastenings.

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Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud - TR Staff Get Mucky for a Good Cause

TR was delighted to support nine feisty mums who recently took up the challenge of the Mud Monsters 5km Run Challenge.

Raising much-needed funds for Nutley Pre-School playgroup, the team which included Shane Bills, the Goods-In Team Leader at TR in Uckfield, have so far raised £700 for new soft play equipment and indoor furniture.

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TR Fastenings Hosts Macmillan Cancer Research Cake Sale

Employees located at TR's Head Office in Uckfield, East Sussex hosted a cake sale to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. 

A large selection of cakes were baked by members of staff and sold throughout the day.

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TR Fastenings Supports Charity Football Match in Aid of Chestnut Tree House

Steve Marner, a member of TR’s staff played in the G4S Celebrity Charity Football Match in aid of Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice on Sunday 27th September.

Steve was amongst a team that went up against celebrities from the world of sport and entertainment.

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Success for TR Fastenings at US Golf Event

TR Fastenings’ USA Automotive team has had a wonderful showing at the United Way Annual Golf Event in Plymouth, Michigan. 

TR was honoured to be a part of the event as an Eagle sponsor, one of only a select few companies associated with the tournament.

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TR Support Contributes to Fund-Raising Success for Manor Primary School

Children from Manor Primary School in Uckfield have successfully managed to raise enough money both to pay for the education of a 13-year-old Ugandan boy and also build his family a new home.

To date, over £7,000 has been raised.

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TR Fastenings' Hosts Electric Car Grand Prix in Uckfield Festival

TR Fastenings will once again host the Annual Uckfield Grand Prix in its Bellbrook Estate car park.

The vast car park will be transformed into a racing track featuring 20 local schools in a fast paced competition with chequered flag, winning podiums, cups and prizes. 

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TR Supports Ashdown Forest RDA Equine Therapy Centre for Children

TR Fastenings new sponsorship of Ashdown Forest RDA.

Founded in 2008, Ashdown Forest RDA offers a variety of horse-related activities for local disabled children from the age of 3 to 14 years old.

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TR Red Nose Day 2015 Bake Off

TR head office took part in a bake off to raise money for Red Nose Day.

A selection of cakes, sweet and savoury were backed and entered for a prize.

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Cyclists Saddle Up for Challenging Devon Bike Ride

TR Fastenings supports intrepid team in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

A team of seven adventurous cyclists are taking on the 150 mile Devon Coast to Coast challenge from 6th to 9th May 2015 

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Uckfield Art Trail 2015

Celebrating its 10th year anniversary, the Uckfield Art Trail returns to Uckfield Art Festival.

The exhabition will again be based in the Uckfield Civic Centre on the 17th and 18th of july. 

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Mick Kirby Takes the ‘Dis’ Out of Disability with Clay Pigeon Shooting Success

TR Fastenings supports local sportsman who suffered paralysis after stroke.

Uckfield based TR Fastenings is pleased to be sponsoring champion shooter and disabled person Mark Kirby, in clay pigeon shooting competitions across the UK. 

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TR Proud to Support The Stroke Association 

TR Fastenings will be supporting Craig Davis in the London Marathon.  

TR Fastenings will be supporting Craig Davis, local employee at the Royal Mail on BellBrook Industrial Estate as he participates in the London Marathon for the Stroke Association.

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TR Scotland Supports Save The Children  

TR Scotland takes part in christmas jumper day for Save The Children.  

The team at Scotland had a sucessful day for the jumper fundraising day which took place on the 12th of dec. 

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TR Supports Young Engineers At Uckfield Community Technical College 

TR Fastenings Supports the development of a electric powered race car 

TR Fastenings is proud to sponsor the development of a new electirc powered race car to be built by the students at Uckfield Community Technical College.  

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Employee from TR Hungary swims across Lake Balaton

TR Hungary employee Csaba Kapuvári has taken part in the 2014 Lake Balaton cross swimming competition on Saturday 19 July 2014.

Lake Balaton is a freshwater lake in the Transdanubian region of Hungary and is the largest lake in Central Europe.

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Wear it Pink 2014 - Breast Cancer Campaign’s fundraising event

TR Scotland Wears it pink this Fri 24th Oct in support of Breast Cancer Campaign.

The team had a fantastic day for the ‘Wear it Pink’ fundraising day which took place 24th October.

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Team LonBar Blog - London to Barcelona 2014

Keep up to date with the teams progress on this amazing challenge!

Team Lonbar, a group of seven intrepid cyclists from Uckfield led by TR Fastenings’ Quality Director Ian Carlton, is preparing to undertake the gruelling challenge of a 1,000 mile bike ride to raise £7,000 for Chestnut Tree House, the only hospice for children and young adults in Sussex.

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TR Southern Fasteners Supports Local Charity in Mini Marathon

The Ladies Mini Marathon event took place in Cork City on Sunday 28th September.

The girls from TR Southern Fasteners all took part and were proud to sponsor the t-shirts for their chosen charity 'TheChemo Dept’ of Cork University Hospital.

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Fund-raising success for Manor schoolchildren, Uckfield 

Uckfield Manor Primary School, raises enough money to build a house for a family in Uganda.

It has taken just four weeks for children at Manor Primary School, Uckfield, to raise enough money to build a house for a family in Uganda.

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TR Sponsors New 6 A Side Football Team

TR employees have put together a football team for a 6 a side football league that’s held at Freedom Leisure in Uckfield every weds night. 

The TR Fastenings team get to play a 1 half hour game a week against other local teams.

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TR Southern Fasteners support the Irish Cancer Society

The staff of TR Southern Fasteners Mallow decided to get on board and take part in one of the fastest growing social media sensations to hit Ireland.

The girls took part in #Nomakeupselfies and the boys in #makeupselfies.

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Lancaster Fastener Team take part in the Sport Relief Mile

On 23rd March 2014, a team from Lancaster Fastener entered in to the spirit of this year’s Sport Relief Mile campaign.

Support from family, friends and fellow Lancaster colleagues contributed to the team raising £330 for the national appeal.

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TR employee, Kat Babb fundraising for Cancer Research UK

Kat Babb from TR's head office in Uckfield East Sussex, is taking part in Race for Life in Eastbourne in June 2014. 

Please dig deep and sponsor me online - it's quick, easy and totally secure.

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TR Fastenings Supports ‘The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust’

TR Fastenings is delighted to announce that it has recently started supporting The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust.

The Trust provides a variety of programmes for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children from all over the North West. 

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Paralympian Lee Frawley

TR Fastenings are proud sponsors of Lee Frawley, a talented Dressage rider on her way to the Paralympics.

Read more about Lee and her achievements so far, including eventing all over the world with her horse Pip and the build up to the big event later this year!

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Employee from TR raising money for pancreatic cancer

Hannah Creasey from TR headquarters BBP in Uckfield, is raising money for pancreatic cancer.

My Grandad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and sadly lost his battle last year. Because of this I thought walking at Shine, London was a great challenge to raise money for such a worthy cause.

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TR sponsor an Elephant Pump in Zimbabwe

TR Fastenings has, by using AquAid's water coolers, helped save the lives of many children in Africa. 

With every water cooler and bottle of water TR has obtained from AquAid a donation has been made on its behalf to The Africa Trust.

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TR North East Sponsor St Mary's Aces Football Club

TR's North East division is now sponsoring the Bishop Auckland St Mary's Junior's FC

The club was formed in 1986, and since then has developed into a club that has now unquestionably emerged as Bishop Auckland's premier football club for children and young adults.

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TR Raising Money for St Wilfred's Hospice and Manor Park School

On Sunday 30th June Lynsey Baldock, Hayley Miles, (Employees from TR head quarters Uckfield) will be doing a 7 mile sponsored walk down at Birling Gap to raise funds for St Wilfred’s Hospice and Manor Park School. 

They will also be walking with staff members from Manor Park to celebrate and remember the life of Lynsey's Auntie Karen who sadly passed away in January.

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TR Supports The Alzheimer's Society

On Sunday 26th May 2013 Claire Coleman from TR Manchester, will be running the Great Manchester 10k Run in memory of her Nana (Eileen McCabe) who sadly passed away on December 4th 2012.

Eileen had battled with Alzheimer’s for nearly 18 years. For this reason Claire will be running to raise money for The Alzheimer’s Society.

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TR Raising Money for Lupus UK

Anjanita from the TR marketing department will be competing in her first triathlon event on 7th July 2013 at Ashburnham Place in Battle, East Sussex.

Anji will be doing the sprint distance - 750m swim - 20k bike - 5k run and raising money for Lupus UK.

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TR Raising Money for the British Heart Foundation

On Sunday 16th June, TR employee Sam Pert, from TR headquarters in Uckfield, will be taking part in this years London to Brighton Bike Ride.

Sam will be raising money for the British Heart Foundation.

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Oliver Owen - Ninja Kart Racer

TR is proud supporter of 7 year old Ninja Kart racer Oliver Owen. Oliver races Ninja Karts in the 6-12 year olds group, driving with SLS Ninja Karts, in the UK.

Ollie started Ninja Kart racing in December 2011 when he was only 6 years old and has just completed his first full seasons with Spedeworth Motorsports and Rolling Thunder Show.  

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TR Raising Money for the MacMillan Cancer Trust

On the 2nd June, John Nar from TR Waterside Park will be taking part in the 13 mile Walk For Kids Charty event.

This will be in memory of his brother Sonny Nar who passed away on the 18th August 2006 at a young age of only 16 years old.


TR Scotland Supports Yorkhill Children's Foundation

On Saturday 8th June, Jim McGeachan and Bruce Hamilton from TR Scotland, and a friend of theirs Stephen Wright, will be climbing Ben Nevis to raise money for Yorkhill Children's Foundation.

They will be raising funds to help ensure the Yorkhill Children's Hospital has the money to continue the great work it does for all the children and babies at the hospital. 

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Muddy TR Mayhem!

A group of TR staff from our North East location are competing in Muddy Mayhem for Help for Heroes to raise money to support the great work this charity does to help our armed forces.

The challenge is a 10K run - On the 24th March our TR Fastenings team will be running 10km and experiencing the pure hurt and hell of crawling through mud and flames along the way.

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Red Nose Day 2013 - TR Quiz

The TR head office has taken part in a general knowledge quiz to raise funds for Red Nose Day 2013.

The quiz consisted of general knowledge questons, picture rounds and anagrams.

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Movember - TR Gets Involved

It is the month of Movember and men, known as Mo Bros, all over the world are grooming, trimming and waxing themselves some fine moustaches in support of men’s health.

By growing moustaches for the month of November they are actively promoting and encouraging the often ignored discussion of men’s health issues, whilst raising vital finds through sponsorships.

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TR attends Charity Gala Night in support of the Freinds of Mombasa Children

Eight TR staff members from our head office in Uckfield, East Sussex attended the Gala in support of the Friends of Mombasa Children charity.

The Evening included an auction, a raffle and dinner and dancing all to raise money for the charity. 

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TR Norway employee helps raise £70,000 for charity!

Jan-Erik Storsve has taken part in a half marathon in Oslo

Jan Erik is part of a charity pool along with 300 other people raising £70,000 for the Cancer Foundation in Norway!

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Peaks For Paul

Between July 26th and August 1st 10 daring go getters will travel across the country to climb the 3 highest peaks in the UK. 

To raise money for Forest Holme Hospice in memory of Paul Bulgarelli. Paul passed away in 2011 after a short battle with cancer and was wonderfully cared for by the staff at Forest Holme.

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Emily Starbuck Race For Life

TR Employee took part in race for life and completed in 42 mins and 50 secs!

Thank you so much for sponsoring me for the Race for Life that I did on Sunday. I completed it in 42mins and 50 seconds which is much better than I expected and it was both an emotional and uplifting day.

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Jade's 24 hour running challenge

Jade Overy who works in TR's Finance department, will be taking part in a challenge to run as far as possible in 24 hours to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

The event starts on the 19th May at 1pm and Jade will be running as many laps of a 6.55 mile loop as possible in 24 hours. 

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TR Supports Rebecca Brown - Sky Diving for Wildlife Rescue Ambulance Service

TR is proud to support Rebecca in this amazing challenge. 

Trevor Weeks (founder of WRAS) works a tremendous amount of hours to be able to save these animals and with a small centre, small team and limited funds he really does deserve all the support we can give him.

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Dave Hinton - TR employee, running the Brighton Marathon

Dave Hinton, who works in our IT department at TR Fastenings will this year again be running the Brighton Marathon. 

This year’s Brighton Marathon is on Sunday 15th April, Dave is going to be running again for the NSPCC.

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TR Support Oak Tree Farm Rural Project

Oak Tree Farm, a charity organisation set up to provide a rural working environment for people with learning disabilities.

Oak Tree Farm provides a rural working environment where people with learning disabilities gain the skills, independence and confidence to take them towards an active role in society have recently constructed a new Tea Room.

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