Two Successful Charity Events

Their St George’s Night Party at the Electric Palace on April 22nd raised £1500 for The Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance and £250 for Bridport TLC recycling centre. Last weekend printer Matt Williams came third in the coast to coast charity cycle, Watchet to West Bay – approx 54 miles in 2hrs 57mins.

Harry presenting cheque to Annette Plaistow-Trapaud of the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

Harry presenting cheque to Annette Plaistow-Trapaud of the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

Creeds director Marilyn Harrison said,
“We’re out in the sticks and so we know that if there is an accident we are going to need the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. We are an environmental printers and really value TLC’s recycling ethos. It’s important to support our local charities, like it’s important to support out local businesses.”

There’s hundreds of reasons why we love living in the country, especially in the summer when the weather is good. The quiet country lanes are wonderful to wander down. The rolling hills and Jurassic Coast provide us all with plenty of space to relax and exercise.

But a downside of rural life is that when an accident or emergency occurs we can’t always get an ambulance out to help quick enough. The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is therefore a much loved local charity because it saves lives in our countryside, rescuing people trapped in remote spots.

Creeds the Printers are located out in “the sticks” at the tiny hamlet of Broadoak, near Bridport.  Harry & Marilyn Harrison know that the Air Ambulance is a hugely valuable asset for country folk. Fortunately they have not had to use it for their fourteen staff who work in their beautifully located rural printers but that doesn’t make them any less grateful for the resource that is there if they do.

Matt Williams our superfit printer arriving at West Bay having cycled from Watchet in aid of the Air Ambulance.

Matt Williams our superfit printer arriving at West Bay having cycled from Watchet in aid of the Air Ambulance.

This awareness, combined with their interest in environmentally aware printing techniques, led the couple to organise a fund raising event on St George’s night on 22nd April at the Electric Palace in Bridport. Over 200 guests, dressed in red and white, partied all night raising £1500 for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and £250 for Bridport based recycling charity TLC.  Many thanks to all who supported the event.

Following on from this, to raise more funds for the air ambulance Matthew Williams our super fit printer took part in the challenge to cycle from Watchet to West Bay on Sunday 19th June. Matt didn’t hang about and came in third place completing the 54 mile course in 2hrs 57mins.  Well done Matt – you made it look easy!

Creeds design and print a huge range of publications and printed products using state of the art, eco-friendly equipment. Yet they are never too busy or grand to help with the fiddly details involved with a local charity such as leaflets, posters and raffle tickets. They are always prepared to drop prices for local charitable causes or go the extra mile to make sure print is delivered in time at the right place.

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