Thursday February 9 2017

Printerland handmatch tickets to youth charity partners of Sale Sharks

Printerland handmatch tickets to youth charity partners of Sale Sharks

A host of charity and community organisations travelled to Sale Sharks’ AJ Bell stadium to experience the matchday vibe and meet players and coaches behind the scenes.

The Stockport RUFC All Stars Special Tag Rugby Squad, 50 staff from the Seashell Trust and 25 youngsters and mentors from leadership charity RECLAIM all took part, after bosses from Printerland gave them free tickets in a bid to introduce new audiences to rugby.

While the Seashell Trust watched Premiership rugby side Sale Sharks beat Cardiff Blues in the Anglo Welsh Cup, youngsters from Stockport RUFC All Stars Special Tag Rugby Squad played in front of both thousands of spectators at half-time and under the watchful eye of Sale Sharks players Peter Stringer and Josh Beaumont.

Mentors and teenagers from RECLAIM enjoyed a pre-match clinic and Q+A with Sale Sharks players Magnus Lund and Paulo Odogwu.

Altrincham-based Printerland, a leading reseller of printers and consumables and major corporate and community partner of Sale Sharks, invited the respective charities to the game last Friday in a bid to raise awareness of rugby union, and to demonstrate the skills and discipline required to play the sport.

Co-founder of Printerland Graham Vickers and Kay Weeks, who runs the Stockport RUFC All Stars Special Tag Rugby Squad - one of the only clubs in the north west for youngsters with severe learning difficulties and/or mobility problems – were interviewed on the pitch at half time.

Afterwards Graham said: “It was fantastic to have so many youngsters and adults associated with charities engaging with the wonderful sport that is rugby.

“Since becoming a major partner of Sale Sharks again this season, we have been pushing for as many people as possible to become involved in rugby.

“It’s a sport that I’ve played myself for many years and one which has given me not just enjoyment, but life skills.

“We will be doing more charity initiatives like this throughout the season.”

Kay Weeks, Stockport RUFC All Stars Special Tag Rugby Squad, said: “We set up the Special Tag Rugby Squad 13 years ago and it has been nothing but a huge success.

“The children love the sport and very much enjoyed having the chance to show off their skills at a Premiership rugby stadium in front of so many people. It’s really important that rugby is accessible to people of all ages and abilities, so we can’t thank the club and Printerland enough for giving us the opportunity.”

She added: “The youngers also really enjoyed the Cardiff Blues match and one of our lads with Down’s syndrome performed a victory dance every time the Sharks scored, much to the appreciation of other spectators.”

RECLAIM supports young people from working class backgrounds enabling them to maximise their full leadership potential irrespective of postcode, school or family background. Their vision is to end leadership inequality within a generation.

Ruth Ibegbuna, RECLAIM chief executive, said she was delighted that youngsters and their mentors got the chance to ask Sales Sharks coaches and players some pressing questions.

“All 25 people who went to the stadium from RECLAIM had a wonderful time, from the moment they were picked up on a bus and taken to the AJ Bell stadium, to when the final whistle blew.

“Rugby is a tough sport which can teach people a lot about life and leadership, which is why we are so thankful that Printerland and the club invited us over.

“The players and coaches really took to the questions they were asked by our youngsters, who were interested in knowing about leadership within teams, how to deal with knock backs in life and how the players got to where they are.”

Seashell Trust is a national charity supporting children and young adults with complex learning disabilities and additional communication needs from across the UK. The Cheadle Hulme-based charity provides education and care, from 2 – 25 years, at its residential school and college and through short breaks services.


DISCLAIMER: The statements, opinions, views and advice expressed in this article are those of the author/organisation and not of ENTIRELY. This article should represent information correct at the time of publication however whilst every care has been taken to present up-to-date and accurate information, we cannot guarantee that inaccuracies will not occur. ENTIRELY will not be held responsible for any claim, loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any information within this article or any information accessed through this site. The content of any organisations websites which you link to from ENTIRELY are entirely out of the control of ENTIRELY, and you proceed at your own risk. These links are provided purely for your convenience and do not imply any endorsement of or association with any products, services, content, information or materials offered by or accessible to you at the organisations site.

Entirely Charity Jobs

Charity Fundraiser


Wesser Limited are currently recruiting for door to door charity fundraisers to work as part of our national live-in fundraising teams.

Charity Accountant


Charity Accountant - Liverpool - Permanent - Competitive salary plus excellent benefits Your new companyA well established Charitable organisation based on the outskirts of Liverpool who make a valuable contribution to the well being of individuals.

Charity Fundraiser


Wesser Limited are currently recruiting for door to door charity fundraisers to work as part of our national live-in fundraising teams.

Charity Fundraiser


Wesser Limited are currently recruiting for door to door charity fundraisers to work as part of our national live-in fundraising teams.

Charity Promoter/ Sales Agent, Oxfam, Immediate Start, Weekly Pay


Tired of the boring office job? Fancy something new and innovative? Are you energetic? Adventurous? Do you like meeting new people and making a difference in tackling poverty? Want to work with very inspirational and charismatic people? Well, how about this: Become a part of the OXFAM fundraising family and earn a fixed hourly rate of £9-12ph depending on experience.

Assistant Manager

Lytham St. Annes

We have a new exciting opportunity, not to be missed! At DEBRA we are currently looking for a CharityShopAssistant Manager to join our team based in Lytham St Annes.

Barnardo’s Charity Fundraiser - Weekly Pay - £9.75 - 10.25ph


Job Description £9.


Carlisle pub reopens with a fresh new look

As part of the investment, the Apple Tree Greene King, on Lowther Street, has undergone a total refurbishment, including the introduction of a lighter colour scheme which incorporates tiled walls, signature pieces of furniture and fresh, contemporary flooring

Discover the latest Industry News & Opinions on Entirely

We transform your bright ideas into brilliant digital products.