Community Support & Sponsorship

Updates on community events and both local and international sponsorship stories.

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Staff at TR’s West Midlands location show their continued support and donate to multiple charities

Staff at TR’s West Midlands location continue to show support to those in need. Each year they donate to a local charity instead of sending Christmas cards to each other.

The team raised an impressive total of £430.00, £210 was donated to The Salvation Army and £220 to the local Black Country Foodbank, who issue food vouchers to local organisations that encounter people in hardship.

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TR proud to support East Kilbride Football Club

The semi-professional team currently playing in the Scottish Lowland Football League

Stuart Harkness, Operations Manager at TR Fastenings Scotland, says “The people at East Kilbride FC have a can-do attitude and a determination to succeed, and we at TR are proud to be associated with them. There’s a great passion for football within the town, and the involvement of companies like ours can help to not only galvanise the team’s potential, but also to establish strong links with local businesses.”

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TR North East sponsor Whickham Fellside Football Teams!

TR Fastenings’ North East division is proud to sponsor the Whickham Fellside YFC Girls Under 13 & 14’s football teams for the 2021/22 season.

The club has 33 teams playing in distinctive yellow and green colours, from Under 7’s to Under 23's. They also have a development group for boys aged 5-7 and a wildcats group for girls aged 6 and upwards.

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‘Tee-rific’ support from TR Fastenings Ireland!

Dara Horgan, Operations Manager and Chuck Crowley, Business Development Manager, from TR’s Cork location, attended the annual Ballygarvan Camogie Club, Golf Classic at Raffeen Creek Golf Club, for the 4th year running.

The Ballygarvan Camogie Club was re-formed in 1988 and has a strong and proud history of developing its players from a young age. Coaches, mentors, volunteers, parents and players put in a lot of hard work and dedication which has resulted in outstanding achievements for the club.

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Sven Brehler, Director of Engineering at TR Fastenings, is selected to judge prestigious Formula Student competition

Formula Student, Europe’s most established educational engineering competition, returns to the home of British motorsport, Silverstone, from 21st – 25th July 2021.

Organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, this year’s competition sees more than 140 teams from around the world come together to take part in a live event that encompasses two classes.

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Staff at TR’s West Midlands location donate to multiple charities 

TR Fastenings continues to show support to those in need

An impressive total of £370.00 was raised and TR donated £175 to The Salvation Army and £195 to the local Black Country Foodbank.

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Local community coming together in support of Covid vaccination roll-out

TR Uckfield is proud to be part of this close-knit community

The Centre is a vaccination hub and has kept patients and the local community updated regularly with latest vaccination news.

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TR Fastenings Inc encourages STEM careers by sponsoring local High School's Robotics Club

TR Fastenings Inc sponsors the Obra D. Tompkins High School's Robotics Club.

A new FIRST Robotics Competition season begins early January, in which the team have around eight weeks to plan their design as well as construct a new robot,that fits the requirements provided for that year.

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TR Fastenings all ‘fired up’ for National Apprenticeship Week 3rd to 9th February 2020

TR Fastenings is proud of the apprenticeship programmes it has offered over the last 9 years.

We believe that an apprenticeship provides an excellent foundation on which to build a solid career and we have seen the incredible achievements of our apprentices who gain hands-on experience and go on to develop rewarding careers within our company.  

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TR partnering with local college as Enterprise Advisers

Helen Toole, Group HR Director and Luke Murphy, UK HR Manager based at TR’s headquarters in Uckfield, have partnered with the local college and will work with them to provide support as Enterprise Advisers.

Enterprise Advisers are being partnered with local schools and colleges to become part of an influential nationwide structure of outstanding business volunteers.

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TR Kuhlmann take part in a MINT Chess event

On Saturday 30th November staff from TR Kuhlmann held a chess event, that was organised with local registered association Mint-Technikum (Mathematics, Computer Studies, Natural Sciences, Technology)

The centre offers both children and young adults the chance to experiment, design and build.

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TR Fastenings Inc putt their skills to the test in a tee-rific charity golf match

TR Fastenings Inc was invited by Yanfeng Global Automotive Interiors to take part in the 21st Annual Plymouth Community United Way Tee Off For A Friend Golf Classic and Dinner.

Plymouth Community United Way works to address the basic human needs of the residents of Plymouth, Canton and Western Wayne.


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TR Fastenings North East donates to local Food Bank at Christmas

Staff at TR North East have donated food and toiletries to supply to the St Clare's Church Food Bank in Newton Aycliffe.

Durham Food Bank provides three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis.

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News Update Mick Kirby: December 2019

TR Fastenings is proud to support disabled sportsman Mick Kirby who took on his biggest challenge to date in October this year, ascending Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for charity.

Mick and his partner raised an incredible £9,000, making them the highest fundraisers in the group that took part in the climb. 

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TR Fastenings Uckfield raises over £130 for Movember 2019

Employees at TR Fastening’s headquarters in Uckfield, joined over 400,000 of their ‘Mo Bros’ and ‘Mo Sistas’ across the world during the month of November.

The TR Team raised £130 to go towards tackling men’s health on a global scale.

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Employees at TR Fastenings Scotland show continued support as they raise an impressive £270 for Save The Children

On Friday 13th December, the team took part in Christmas Jumper Day raising over £270 for Save The Children; a charity that was launched in 2012 and that now supports over 100 countries.

The total was generated through various activities such as a Christmas gift stall, grand prize raffle, guess the number of sweets in the jar and a delicious cake sale!

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TR Scotland shows continuous support with Christmas food and toy drive 2019

Employees at TR Scotland have shown continued support to local charities for another year this Christmas time. 

The donations to these drives started early last year, as a result of discussions held by the site’s ‘Continuous Improvement Team’.

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TR Fastenings Inc donate to Toys For Tots at Christmas

The TR team in the USA are donating to the charity, established in 1947, that collects new toys to be distributed to the less fortunate at Christmas. The charity has distributed an impressive 566 million toys to date, supporting 258 million children.

Where over 97% of donations go straight to providing toys, books and any other donations, the remaining 3% is spent on supporting other fundraising expenses.

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News Update Jamie Bedwell: December 2019

The 2019 season was Jamie’s 2nd season competing as a senior athlete on the British Triathlon circuit

It has been a busy year for Jamie, as well as competing in many races and ensuring he is doing the relevant training required, he has recently graduated from his degree in Podiatry and now works as a Podiatrist for the NHS, providing care across the county of East Sussex.

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Edward Osborne awarded ‘Young Employee of the Year 2019’

TR Fastenings would like to congratulate Edward Osborne who was crowned the 2019 ‘Young Employee of the Year’

This year’s event was held at the East Sussex National on the 8th November, where the amazing work done by people in the local community was recognised and awarded.

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TR Fastenings Uckfield have MO’ to give as they raise money for Movember!

Employees at TR Fastening’s headquarters in Uckfield, are taking part in Movember, to help raise awareness and money for the leading charity tackling men’s health on a global scale.

Last year Movember raised an impressive £57.6 million! The TR team are looking forward to contributing to a great cause this year.

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Lancaster Fastener is proud to support Sydney Terry

Lancaster Fastener Co Ltd, part of the Trifast plc group of companies, is proud to support Sydney Terry who has been Slalom Racing for over 18 months and has competed throughout the UK for Pendle Race Squad, based in the North West of England.

Continuing her journey, Sydney is about to travel with the Excel Race Academy to Austria to train with some of the best FIS instructors ahead of the English Alpine Championships in Bormio, Italy, February 2020.

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Uckfield Grasshoppers JFC score the award for Sussex County FA Grassroots club of the year 2019

Uckfield Grasshoppers JFC (Junior Football Club) a local football club that TR Fastenings proudly sponsors, has received the award for Sussex County FA Grassroots Club of the Year

The team pride themselves on the way that they coach the children in the team to fully understand the values of respect and inclusion. 

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TR Uckfield finds fundraising a piece of cake for Macmillan Coffee Morning

Employees at TR Fastening’s headquarters in Uckfield, raised an impressive £272.78 for Macmillan Cancer Support on the 27th September

This year Uckfield reached a personal best as cakes flew off plates, thanks to the all the skilled bakers! 

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TR’s Hayley Neilly takes on the Three Peaks Challenge with just days’ notice!

TR Fastenings (TR)’s Transactional Sales Co-ordinator, Hayley Neilly, who is based at the headquarters in Uckfield, walked the Three Peaks in North Yorkshire with just days’ notice!

Hayley walked 24 miles to raise money for Raystead Centre for Animal Welfare, based 10 minutes from TR’s headquarters.

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TR Renews Sponsorship of Buxted Football Club

TR Fastenings is proud to renew its sponsorship of Buxted Football Club, who were established over 100 years ago in 1918

Since the launch of the team they have gone from strength to strength, and have in the past had four senior teams running in various divisions across the Mid Sussex Football League.

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TR Fastenings provide support to Hungarian Racing team

TR Fastenings Hungary, is providing technical and product support to Hungarian racing team, Arrabona Racing

Arrabona Racing started in 2014, supporting and encouraging students to produce, design and manufacture single seated race cars and compete against each other in several events

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Update: Mick Kirby fundraising going well with £4k already raised!

TR is proud to be supporting disabled sportsman Mick Kirby who is taking on his biggest challenge in October this year

The Pig and Butcher in Five Ash Down, East Sussex, will be holding an event from Noon on Saturday 24th August 

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TR proud to encourage young talent by sponsoring Uckfield FM Community Awards 2019

TR Fastenings is proud to again be supporting the Uckfield FM Community Awards by sponsoring the Young Person of the Year Award.

This award will recognise a young person (under 18) who has shown bravery in overcoming adversity or who has excelled and demonstrates a huge personal achievement.

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TR Fastenings continues to support Formula Student team in Sweden

TR Fastenings has renewed its support of a Formula Student motorsport team from Sweden for the third consecutive year. 

The team will be driving and competing in electric cars they have designed and built themselves at the Italian Riccardo Paletti circuit.

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Piers and friends return to Newick Cricket Club for nail-biting summer stand-off

A record-breaking turnout of an estimated 2,500 - 3,000 people returned to the King George V playing field in Newick

The former newspaper editor and TV presenter, his team of family, friends and celebrities, played two matches against the Club that is proudly sponsored by TR Fastenings. 

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TR Fastenings to host annual Uckfield Kit Car Mini Grand Prix

TR Fastenings (TR) is hosting the 17th Uckfield Mini Grand Prix featuring over 250 local schoolchildren in its car park on Sunday 14th July 2019 from 11am-3.30pm. 

This is the only race in the UK to feature kit cars being driven side by side by children in a grand prix style competition. Just like in professional Formula 1 racing, the teams will consist of drivers, pit crews, mechanics and supporters.

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Kevin races to the finish for charity in London to Brighton bike ride

On 16th June, TR’s Kevin Gladman, Data Controller, based at the headquarters in Uckfield, completed the London to Brighton British Heart Foundation Bike Ride in an impressive 5 and a half hours, with the average time being anything ranging from 6 – 10 hours, raising a grand total of £208

"I am really proud of our achievements and am looking forward to setting myself personal targets for next year.”

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Crowds to be bowled over when Piers and friends return to Newick Cricket Club this weekend

Annual cricket match will feature Morgan’s celebrities versus Newick’s first team

TR Fastenings, a proud sponsor of the Newick Cricket Club, is looking forward to a season highlight this coming Sunday, 7th July.

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Mick Kirby takes on his biggest challenge to reach new heights

TR Fastenings are proud to be supporting disabled sportsman Mick Kirby who is taking on his biggest challenge in October this year, by ascending Mount Kilimanjaro.

Mick suffered a severe stroke 12 years ago that led to him having below elbow amputation on his left arm 4 years ago. On this journey, he will be joined with 17 other amputees, his partner Jackie and six other able-bodied friends.

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TR’s Kevin Gladman taking on London to Brighton challenge again for BHF

TR Fastenings (TR)’s Data Controller, Kevin Gladman, who is based at the headquarters in Uckfield, is taking on the London to Brighton Bike ride

If you wish to donate, please visit Kevin’s JustGiving page

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Jenni returns for second Mighty Hike for Macmillan

TR’s Jenni Morland and Katie Boddy, who are both based at the Newton Aycliffe site, are taking on the Northumberland coast for the Macmillan Mighty Hike in July.

Jenni, Katie and friends are doing the walk to raise money for cancer charity Macmillan in memory of their friend and colleague Linda Woodward.

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Don Lamb set to rock all the way to the finish line in musical Madrid marathon

Don is running to support Newburn Sea Cadets a charity providing opportunities for local children aged 10-18 ranging from first aid skills to studying marine engineering courses. 

To read Don’s full story and donate, please click below

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TRadition as TR Fastenings continues supporting the annual Little Horsted Fun Run to celebrate their 10th year

TR will be sponsoring the Little Horsted Fun Run that will take place on Sunday 12th May 2019 

This year will mark the event’s 10th anniversary, and to celebrate there will be a wide variety of fun filled family activities 

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Comic Relief fundraising is a piece of cake for TR Fastenings team in Uckfield

Employees at TR Fastening’s headquarters in Uckfield raised over £200 for Comic Relief

The total was raised by selling cakes, red noses and taking part in ‘Guess Katherine Ryan's favourite flavour cupcake.

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TR Fastenings Supports Ethiopia Sports Project

TR Fastenings Holland is supporting Respo International

An organisation that offers solutions to enable disabled children in developing countries to participate in sports and other activities. 

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TR Fastenings continues support of Uckfield sportsman Mick Kirby

Disabled athlete will compete in 2019 shooting season and climb Mt Kilimanjaro in October

TR Fastenings is renewing its sponsorship of Mick Kirby, the Sussex-based clay pigeon shooting champion who has successfully competed in the sport across the globe.

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TR Fastenings continues Jamie Bedwell sponsorship as he sets sights on 2024

Young triathlete gearing up for 2019 season with support of global manufacturing business

TR is one of two sponsors Jamie relies on to help with costs towards his training, competition expenses, kit expenses and equipment. 

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TR Scotland concludes 2018 community support with Christmas food and toy drive

The team at TR Scotland is rounding off a year of charitable support for local food banks with a food and toy drive to benefit underprivileged families and individuals this Christmas.

For the Christmas drive, the team collected enough items to be able to donate twelve large boxes of food and nine large boxes of toys to local donation banks. 

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Megan Kempson crowned ‘Young Employee of the Year 2018’

TR Fastenings would like to congratulate Megan Kempson, winner of the 2018 ‘Young Employee of the Year’ category at this year’s Uckfield Business Awards. 

The Young Employer category seeks to celebrate individuals who can demonstrate talent, dedication and determination despite a tough employment market.

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BBP Children in need

On Friday 16th November staff at TR Uckfield, HQ of TR Fastenings, the global engineer, distributor and manufacturer of industrial fasteners took part in this year’s Children in Need and raised a total of £93.35.

To raise funds this year, employees at BBP dressed up as various characters!

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TR Team scores a hat trick in latest charity Football match for Bobby Moore Fund

A team of footballers from TR Uckfield, shot to success in a fundraising match on the 4th November for bowel cancer charity

A golden boot was awarded to TR’s Rob Le Cras for the best goal, a thunderous volley from outside the box.

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TR Scotland supporting multiple charities

TR Fastenings Scotland team raises over £200 for Macmillan Cancer Support and club together to show support for local food bank

Employees at TR Scotland held a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and have been busy collecting goodies for their local food bank.

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TR teams ‘Wear it Pink’ for Breast Cancer Campaign’s fundraising event

On the 18th of October, employees at TR Uckfield, HQ of global engineering, distributor and manufacturer TR Fastenings wore pink to support Breast Cancer Now’s leading fundraising event Wear it Pink 2018

By donating and taking part in various themed games supplied by Breast Cancer Now

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TR proud to nurture young talent by sponsoring local business award 

TR Fastenings (TR) is once again sponsoring the Young Employee of the year category at the Uckfield Business Awards, which will be held at the East Sussex National Resort on the 8th November 2018.

The Young Employer category seeks to celebrate individuals who can demonstrate talent, dedication and determination despite a tough employment market. 

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TR Fastenings Uckfield raises over £200 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Employees at TR Uckfield, HQ of global engineering, distributor and manufacturer TR Fastenings, raised £215.59 for Macmillan Cancer Support last week.

The total was generated through selling cakes as part of the charity’s annual national coffee morning.

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TR Fastenings Inc lends its support to young technology students in Texas

TR Fastenings Inc, the US business of global fastenings manufacturer and distributor TR, is supporting a team of technology students in Texas which has qualified for a prestigious national competition.

The TSA programme, which is only two years old, teaches participants important skills in the design, development, manufacture and economics of various technology projects.

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Hiking ‘mighty’ for Macmillan Cancer Support

TR’s Jenni Morland, European Health, Safety and Environmental Manager has completed the Mighty Hike, an astonishing 26 mile course that took 8hrs 34 minutes and raised a fantastic £1,400 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The route started at 9:30am from the grounds of Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, and after a “Zumba inspired warm up session” Jenni and her group began their incredible trek in the 27 degrees heat.

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TRs’ Anjie powers her way to three world records at Powerlifting championships

Anjanita ‘Anjie’ Baker celebrates her recent triumph at the Amateur World Powerlifting Congress 2018 World Championships

Anjie joined the Amateur British Powerlifting Union and took part in the Masters (M1) event, and came away with three world records.

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TR Fasteners Used In Formula Student Race Car

TR Fastenings (TR) is proudly supporting the Exeter Formula Student racing team, who competed in the international completion this year. 

The competition aims to develop enterprising and innovative young engineers and to encourage more young people to take up a career in engineering.

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TR Fastenings Gets a Hole-In-One Sponsoring Children’s Hospice Charity

TR has been delighted to support Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, a charity supporting the families of affected young people, through sending a team to compete in the Drive DeVilbiss Charity Golf Day.

Following a highly successful event last year that raised an amazing £6,000 for the charity, the goal was to ‘smash’ that figure onto the green for 2018.

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Mud racing to support Cancer Research UK

Lynsey Baldock, from the TR BBP site in Uckfield, tackled the 5k “Race for Life: Pretty Muddy” challenge on the 24th June with her three team-mates.

Running the event with two friends in honour of close family members who have been affected by cancer, Lynsey smashed the nine-obstacle course and overcame every hurdle in her way.

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TR-backed Mick Kirby Wins 3rd Place in National Competition

TR Fastenings (TR) is proudly continuing its support of keen-eyed clay pigeon shooter Mick Kirby, who has achieved a personal best score in a national shooting competition.

Mick took part in a competition in Newcastle, where he competed in an incredible three events in three days, with the important English Open competition taking place on the final day. 

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TR Fastenings Sponsors Vital Transport Scheme: Access2Healthcare

TR Fastenings (TR) is proudly supporting the Access2Healthcare (A2H) scheme, a community project transport project for people who cannot drive and who have no access to public transport.

The scheme is an essential service as the NHS does not provide transport for journeys of this nature and patients have to make their own arrangements for keeping appointments. 

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TR Fastenings Supports Modern Classic Motorsport Racing

TR Fastenings (TR) is proudly supporting Laurence Squires, a talented driver and accomplished racer currently competing in the Aston Martin Owners Club (AMOC) “Intermarque Championship”. 

Laurence is leading the championship, having completed two races so far and finishing 1st in his class for both races.

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TR Fastenings Supports Short Circuit Racer Dan Baldock

TR Fastenings (TR) is proudly supporting employee Dan Baldock, who after taking a 9 year break from racing.

Racing with promotor Spedeworth, which has 8 tracks nationally, Dan has entered into the “Rookie Rods” formula. This may be an entry formula, but it is highly competitive and has stringent technical requirements of the cars used.

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TR Fastenings Bowls Over Heathfield Cricket Club With Donation

TR Fastenings (TR) has donated sponsorship funds in support of the youth teams at Heathfield Cricket Club (HCC), near to TR’s headquarters in Uckfield. 

HCC runs a number of sides, from junior and social to veteran teams.  The club caters for 100 junior players, all with differing levels of cricketing ability and has invested in a professional coach for its keen younger cricketers to further their skills.

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Jenni's marathon hike for Macmillan

TR’s Jenni Morland, European Health, Safety and Environmental Manager who is based at the Newton Aycliffe site, is taking on the Northumberland coast in July for a charity hike.

The Macmillan ‘Mighty Hike’ will see participants including Jenni and a friend walk for 26 miles (a marathon distance) along the beautiful Northumberland coastline on 21st July 2018 in aid of the cancer support charity Macmillan.

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TR Fastenings to host annual Uckfield Kit Car Grand Prix

TR Fastenings (TR) is hosting the 16th Uckfield Mini Grand Prix featuring over 150 local schoolchildren in its car park on Sunday 15th July 2018 from 11am-3.30pm. 

The race, which was first held at TR in 2003, will race 200 students from years 5-6 against each other in 24 teams. This is the only race in the UK to feature kit cars being driven side by side by children in a grand prix style competition. Just like in professional Formula 1 racing, the Kit Car teams will consist of drivers, pit crews, mechanics and supporters.

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Hayleigh and Mark are running the gauntlet in aid of Epilepsy Action

Hayleigh Horscroft and Mark Evans, from the TR BBP site in Uckfield, will be taking on the ‘Gauntlet Games’ obstacle challenge on the 14th July. 

Mark suffers from epilepsy and although it is currently under control, the cause is very close to his and Hayleigh’s hearts and they are keen to raise money and awareness for epilepsy charity, Epilepsy Action.

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Blood, sweat and chairs: An overview of TR PSEP’s charity activity in 2017

Colleagues from TR PSEP in Malaysia had a busy year in 2017 both in and out of the workplace, with the team taking part in a number of activities and campaigns for charity. 

From blood donation to furniture donation, TR PSEP employees dug deep and raised both awareness and money for a number of worthy causes throughout the year.

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TR Fastenings keeps Dutch solar boat project afloat by supplying crucial components 

TR Holland is supplying parts and support for a solar-powered boat developed by students from the HAN University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.   

TR Holland has arranged for the supply of bigHead fasteners to the students, which have been used in the boat’s prototype. 

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TR lends support to 9th annual Little Horsted Fun Run

TR Fastenings (TR) has continued its proud tradition of supporting the Little Horsted Fun Run, which this year took place on the 13th May. 

The run is open to runners of all abilities, offering participants a choice of 1k, 5k and 10k courses, all taking routes across the beautiful Sussex countryside.

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Lynsey Baldock lacing up for Race for Life

TR Fastenings BBP employee, Lynsey Baldock, is taking part in her local ‘Race for Life: Pretty Muddy’ event for Cancer Research UK (CRUK) on Sunday 24th June. 

Lynsey is running the race with two friends, in honour of close family members who have been affected by cancer.

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TR Fastenings adds fire to fundraising effort for Cancer Research UK

TR Fastenings contributed to over £800 raised for Cancer Research UK by donating a Kindle Fire device to a raffle drawn at a special beauty consultation evening hosted to raise money for the charity.

The event, held at the Buxted Park Hotel in April, offered attendees the chance to spend an evening with award-winning beauty consultant Jane Mather.

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TR Norway sponsors skiers as they climb to dizzy heights

TR Norway acted as the chief sponsor of a skiing competition held high in the Norwegian mountains in March, an event which catered for all members of the family. 

The contest took place 890m above sea level in Tretten, in the Lillehammer mountains where 30 people competed on a 2km slope. 

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TR employees don football shirts for charity

On Friday 27th April, members of the TR Fastenings team at BBP in Uckfield joined colleague Tom Ballan in sporting their finest football shirts at work, in aid of the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research.

Tom chose to support the charity after members of his family fought and beat bowel cancer, thanks in part to the help and resources of the Bobby Moore Fund.

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Sponsors match against Newick Cricket Club ends in narrow defeat for TR team

Uckfield firm TR Fastenings celebrated its ongoing sponsorship of Newick Cricket Club with a ‘friendly’ sponsors match held at the King George V Playing Field in Newick on Sunday 13th May.

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

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TR employees party with Toyah Willcox at KMF charity 80s night

Members of the team from TR Manchester got their gladrags on in March and time-travelled back to the glory days of pop, at a KMF 80s themed charity night at the New Vic theatre in Stoke.

The event, which was raising money for local causes and for the theatre itself, was a celebration of the 80s featuring all the hits and a very special guest appearance from Toyah Willcox.

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TR Fastenings renews sponsorship of disabled shooting champion Mick Kirby

TR Fastenings renews sponsorship of disabled shooting champion Mick Kirby

Global fasteners business TR Fastenings is pleased to be continuing its sponsorship of Mick Kirby, the Sussex-based clay pigeon shooting champion who has successfully competed in the sport across the globe since overcoming a stroke 11 years ago.

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Latest News from Uckfield Grasshoppers JFC 

SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres from The FA Offer Uckfield girls the chance to play

SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres from The FA will provide girls aged 5-11 in Uckfield and the surrounding area, with regular opportunities to play football. 

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TR Fastenings employee reaches new heights with powerlifting success

TR Fastenings, is throwing its support behind its very own Anjanita Baker, who is making a name for herself in the world of competitive powerlifting.

Anjie's interest in fitness and weight training began in 2011 when she joined Train Strong Bootcamp, and by 2017, she started competing in British strong woman events which involved truck pulls and atlas stone lifting.

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TR Fastenings lends support to schoolgirl's African charity trip

Jemimah Osborne is travelling to Kenya to build a school and water supply for villagers.

TR Fastenings is contributing to a North-East schoolgirl’s campaign to raise funds for a trip to a Kenyan village this Summer, where she and her classmates will be building a school, teaching and aiming to provide vital aid for the local community.

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Tennis ace Amelia has star turn on local radio

Amelia Devlin was interviewed by Uckfield FM along with her coach Greg Watson.

Amelia Devlin, the 12-year-old Sussex tennis prodigy sponsored by TR Fastenings, enjoyed 15 minutes of fame this month after being interviewed live on air by local radio station Uckfield FM in its weekly Sports programme. 

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TR Southern Fasteners team raises €1,000 for homeless charity in Cork

Employees from TR Southern Fasteners in Ireland have been busy taking part in various activites to raise funds for local charity, Helping Hands Action Group (HHAG).

The collective amount raised was over €700, which was topped up to €1000 by TR.

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TR team scores 4-2 win in charity football match for Papworth Hospital

A team of TR Fastenings footballers netted an impressive victory against The Brickmaker's Arms 'Blaggers' from Ridgewood on 3rd December.

Despite injuries leading to a depleted squad, TR's 11 remaining players put up a good fight and won the match 4-2.

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TR Fastenings renews Ryan Strafford sponsorship for 2018

Superbikes star Strafford will wear the TR logo for another season after finishing strong in 2017

TR Fastenings has confirmed it will renew its sponsorship of superbike rider Ryan Strafford for the 2018 season. Ryan had a fantastic 2017 season on the track, finishing in an impressive second place overall in the Golden Era superbike.

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TR teams get into festive fundraising spirit with Christmas charity initiatives

TR teams from Scotland and BBP in Uckfield have been raising money for charity this year by holding festive activities and wearing Christmas jumpers to work.

In Scotland, staff took part in the national Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 15th December, raising £171. 

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Local lighting star Scott O'Hara named Uckfield's 'Young Person of the Year'

TR Fastenings sponsored the caregory at the Uckfield Community Awards held on 11th November.

TR offers its congratulations to 15-year-old Scott O'Hara, who won the TR-sponsored 'Young Person of the year' title at the Uckfield Community Awards, held last month.

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Ballyclare's All Ireland Champions race onto the international kitcar scene with TR support

Six students from Ballyclare Secondary School represented Northern Ireland in the Greenpower Educational Trust's F24 Kit Car International Final.

TR supplied parts and components for the electric vehicle used by the team, who secured their place in the international grand final by winning the Northern Ireland heats in the summer and being crowned F24 All Ireland Champions.

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Local sports clubs set to benefit from TR Holland sponsorship

As part of an initiative to support the community surrounding its Oldenzaal site, TR Holland is embarking on sponsorship deals with two local sports clubs, Hockey Bully and Oldenzaal Water Polo club.

For Hockey Bully, a girls' hockey team, the company has joined forces with other local firms to purchase jackets for the team, in exchange for the TR Fastenings logo appearing alongside the pitch and on the clubs website.

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TR Fastenings scores with new sponsorship of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club

Sussex-based TR Fastenings announces its sponsorship of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club.

It's an exciting time for the soaring Seagulls as they debuted in the Premier League for the first time this summer and are enjoying growing commerical support from organisations passionate about sport and the community.

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TR Staff at BBP and Waterside Park raise hundreds for Children in Need

TR's Bellbrook Park in Uckfield and Waterside Park in the West Midlands have raised over £300 between them for Children in Need.

Employees took part in a raffle and the Children in Need duxk race, which was broadcast live on the charity's Facebook page on Friday 17th November.

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Strafford finishes strong with TR support

Superbikes star Ryan Strafford, sponsored by TR Fastenings, delighted to finish season in second place.

Ryan Strafford, a Superbikes racer who counts Uckfield firm TR Fastenings as one of his sponsors, has had an incredible 2017 season on the track, finishing in an impressive second place overall in the Golden Era superbikes category.

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TR Fastenings renews sponsorship of Sussex triathlete Jamie Bedwell

Company to continue supporting young star as he returns to the sport following 2016 accident.

TR Fastenings in once again sponsoring aspiring Sussex triathlete Jamie Bedwell, as he returns to competitive racing after a serious accident.

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Aycliffe business raises over £400 for Macmillan in memory of colleague

Employees at TR Aycliffe raised more than £400 for Macmillan last month in honour of their late colleague Linda Woodward.

£354 was generated through selling cakes and hot drinks, while another £60 came from donations to the online tribute dedicated to Linda.

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TR lends support to Uckfield sportsman gunning for Paralympic glory

50-year-old disabled air rifle competitor Pete Moffat is hoping to qualify for the 2024 Paralympics in Paris and TR is among the sponsors helping him to realise this dream.

TR Fastenings has helped Pete with a contribution towards the equipment he needs to take part in Disability Shooting Great Britain's Training & Development Programme for Paralympic hopefuls.

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TR's Scottish team pulls together to support local food bank

Staff at TR's Scotland site have grouped together to provide generous donation to a food bank, in an effort to offer support to the local community.

The team had undertaken a food drive earlier in the year as one of the local food banks was struggling to keep up with the deman for support in the area.

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TR Kuhlmann team runs up a great total for charity

Employees raise €300 for Ugandan causes with sponsored run.

Employees from TR's German enterprise, TR Kuhlmann, raised €300 for humanitarian projects in Uganda by taking part in a charity run this summer.

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TR lends support to Drive DeVilbiss Sidhil's annual charity golf event

A team of TR employees took part in the 3rd annual Drive DeVilbiss Sidhil charity golf day.

The charity golf day raised an incredible £6000 for the local Forget-Me-Not childen's hospice.

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Coffee and cake for charity at BBP

TR Fastenings is hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning at its Bellbrook Park site in Uckfield on Friday 29th September.

A team of volunteers will be serving up homemade cakes and brews for the TR teams to come along to.

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TR-sponsored Police teams set sights on success at global indoor football competition

TR Fastenings (TR) is getting ready to cheer on two Metropolitan Police (Met) football teams who are competing at the World Police Indoor Soccer Tournament in October 2017. 

The teams, who are sponsored by TR and will wear the company logo on their kit throughout the competition, leave the UK on the 9th October. 

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No valley too deep, no mountain too high for TR’s Avril McNeil

Newton Aycliffe employee raises over £600 for charity after completing white-knuckle zipwire challenge

Avril McNeil, automotive strategic support at TR Fastenings (TR)’s North East division, has completed a gruelling series of zipwire challenges across sheer mountain faces and deep caverns in the Welsh countryside. The challenge has seen Avril raise over £600 for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, smashing her £500 target.

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Holy Cross wins Uckfield Grand Prix as race features on TV for the first time

Bellbrook Park industrial estate resembled a scene from Whacky Races on Sunday 16th July as more than 200 children from 18 schools took part in the 15th Uckfield Grand Prix in the TR car park.

The grand final of the annual eco-car championship was won by a team from Holy Cross CE Primary School after three hours of thrilling races. Organized by the Uckfield Rotary Club and Uckfield Community Technology College (UCTC), it is the only kit car race in the UK for children to drive side by side in a grand prix style.

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TR Fastenings helps Uckfield student shoot for the stars with NASA trip sponsorship

TR Fastenings (TR), the global fasteners firm in Uckfield, is contributing to a Sussex student’s life-changing trip to NASA’s International Space University in Houston, Texas.

Jake Fisher-Dunfold, 15, from Uckfield Community Technology College (UCTC) will travel to the famous space centre in December to attend a week long educational experience. 

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Grasshoppers footballer joins ranks of Harry Styles & Jessie J in charity hair donation

A member of Uckfield Grasshoppers Junior Football Club, sponsored by TR , is raising money for a charity which makes real hair wigs for children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment.

In addition to donating a foot of her own locks, 11-year-old Emmie Stapley is running a sponsorship campaign for the Little Princess Trust and is halfway to her £1,000 target. 

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TR employees complete 50 mile bike ride and raise £2000 for local boy

Regan Golightly and Troy Race from TR’s Newton Aycliffe site have successfully completed a gruelling 50 mile bike ride around the North East and have raised £2000!

Kyran Richmond, who is 13 and lives in Chilton, a few miles from Newton Aycliffe, has Juvenile Batten Disease, a rare genetic metabolic neurodegenerative condition with no cure available.

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TR renews sponsorship of Uckfield Rugby Club   

TR Fastenings (TR) has renewed its sponsorship of Uckfield Rugby Football Club (URFC) , which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

URFC played its first match in 1966 as Uckfield Youth Club, seven years before TR’s own humble beginnings. The club grew in strength and popularity and moved to Hempstead Fields 25 years ago in 1992. 

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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 Supports Grass Roots Cricket in Sussex   

Donation Given to Hadlow Down Playing Field Association’s ‘Cricket Roller’ Project

TR Fastenings is making a donation towards new equipment which will support club level cricket at Hadlow Down, an East Sussex village just six miles away from the company’s headquarters in Uckfield.

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TR’s Ian Carlton achieves three times his fundraising target after cycling 382 miles in 2 days

Ian Carlton and his friend David have raised over £1500 after cycling 382 miles in just two days

Ian and David decided to take on the challenge in memory of David’s father Sid, who passed away in June 2016, to raise awareness of and funds for St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Eastbourne, where Sid spent his final days.

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TR gets into the Caribbean spirit with donation to charity night at The Anchor Inn & Boating

TR Support will go towards funds raised for local Sussex primary schools

TR Fastenings (TR) is donating a special raffle prize to a special Caribbean themed charity night being held at the beautiful Anchor Inn & Boating pub in Barcombe on the river Ouse in Sussex. 

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TR employee to tackle daring charity skydive with fellow rugby ‘scrummies’

On 30th June, Lyndsey, along with fellow scrummies Kerry, Sarah and Cecilia will be jumping from a plane in Headcorn to raise money for Sussex charity St Peter & St James’ Hospice.

Lyndsey Case, Corporate Accountant and Company Secretary for Trifast plc, parent company of TR Fastenings based at headquarters in Uckfield, is one of four Newick RFC ‘scrummies’ (the nickname for wives and girlfriends of rugby players) planning to undertake a daring skydive at the end of the current season.

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TR Sweden Helps Stockholm Students to Design, Build and Race Electric Car at Silverstone

TR Fastenings (TR) is assisting a team of mechanical design and engineering students from Sweden to compete in Formula Student, Europe’s most established educational motorsport contest.  

The team, from Stockholm’s highly regarded KTH Royal Institute of Technology, is designing and building an all-electric dual-engine single-seater racing car. 

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TR Swings into Action for Heathfield and Waldron Responders with Golf Day 

TR Fastenings (TR) is supporting a worthy local cause by sponsoring the 2nd annual Golf Day event run by the Heathfield and Waldron Responders.

The Heathfield and Waldron responders are members of the community, trained by the Ambulance Service to respond to emergency calls through the 999 system.

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TR plays its part in the Greenpower race series promoting sustainable engineering to young people

Uckfield firm TR Fastenings is playing its part in supporting the next generation of engineers by supplying parts to a team of Sussex students taking part in the Greenpower race series.

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Latest News from Phil Edwards of Weald Electric Vehicle Technology

Upcoming events and updates from Phil and the EV1000 project.

Weald Electric Vehicle Tehcnology Project Update May 2017.

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TR Hungary sponsors premier league handball team

TR’s local team to contest one of the strongest championships in Europe

TR Hungary is proud to announce it has become a sponsor of the Dabas VSE handball club, home to one of the 12 teams which will play in the nation’s premier league during the 2017/18 season. The team is based just a short drive from TR’s distribution site in Leshegy on the southern outskirts of Budapest.

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TR Fastenings Lends Support to Women in Business Conference in East Sussex

Fastenings Firm Sponsoring the Wayfinder Woman ‘Inspiring Through Technology’ Event on 12th May 2017

Global fastenings firm TR Fastenings, (TR) based in Uckfield, is proud to announce its executive sponsorship of the WayfinderWoman conference, entitled ‘Inspiring Through Technology’, at the East Sussex National Golf Club in Uckfield, on Friday 12th May.

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TR Sponsoring Little Horsted Fun Run

Family-friendly event in aid of local primary school

TR Fastenings (TR) is pleased to announce it is sponsoring the Little Horsted Fun Run on Sunday 14th May. This family-friendly event, now in its eighth year, traditionally raises money for equipment at Little Horsted Primary School, a few miles south of TR’s Uckfield base.

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TR Team Smashes Fundraising Target For Hastings Half-Marathon 

Runners raise more than £2,100 for local heart and lung hospital

A team of eight TR Fastenings (TR) employees, friends and family took on the challenge of the Hastings Half Marathon on Sunday 19th March, overcoming steep hills and strong headwinds in their determination to raise money for the Papworth Hospital Charity.

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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 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 later this year by embarking on a courageous Wing Walk for charity Phab. 

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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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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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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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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 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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