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  • $54,000 for Ricky Bannister fundraiser

    Ricky Bannister, who worked with Heidelberg for 18 years, suffered a major spinal injury in April after a horse-riding accident. On Tuesday 20 August the print and graphic media industry rallied around Ricky in a great show of support raising more than $54,000 to assist Ricky and his family at the Heidelberg Benefit lunch.

    90 guests attended the Benefit including Ricky’s brother Jordan Bannister, an AFL umpire and former Carlton and Essendon player. The AFL 360 Team from Fox Sports – Mark “Robbo” Robinson, Gerard Whateley and Mark Maclure – joined Jordan. And David “Kingy” King, a former North Melbourne champion and Fox Footy commentator, was the MC.

    Richard Timson (L), Heidelberg managing director and Jordan Bannister.

    Richard Timson, Heidelberg Australia and New Zealand managing director, said: “The turnout to support Ricky was fantastic. This industry is great at supporting its own and we were incredibly pleased with the result. I know that Ricky and his family are very thankful for the kindness and generosity shown to them in this time of need”.

    Special thanks are extended to the Full Colour Trust in New Zealand for their incredibly generous donation of $5,000. Full Colour Trust provides financial and emotional support for those working in the printing, advertising and related industries who are faced with urgent, short-term need. (To find out more about the Trust visit www.fullcolour.org.nz)

    Another auction item has also become available – a unique, one-off artwork created by Neville Smith, a compositor by trade and the owner of one of New Zealand’s largest collections of wooden type. Smith is an award-winning collage artist and he has generously donated an amazing piece of work that features wood type dating back to the mid-19th century. The collage contains 120 pieces in total and features elements used in letterpress printing, brass, lead, and wood with a copper electrode. This one-off collage is valued at $5,000 (please refer to the attached document for more details).

    If you would like to propose an offer for the Neville Smith Collage, or make a donation to the Ricky Bannister Benefit please contact Elizabeth Harper at Heidelberg on 03 9263 3341 or email elizabeth.harper@heidelberg.com

  • Heidelberg holds fundraiser for Ricky Bannister

    Ricky Bannister, who worked with Heidelberg for 18 years, suffered a major spinal injury in April after a horse-riding accident. To help Ricky and his family Heidelberg is hosting a fundraising event on 20 August (see details at end).

    Richard Timson, Heidelberg Australia and New Zealand managing director  said: “Everyone was shocked when news of Ricky’s accident broke. Ricky is well known and liked throughout the industry and we are keen to do anything we can to support him and his family in this incredibly difficult time. The printing industry is fantastic at coming together to support its own and I am confident that the funds we raise will make a sound contribution to his ongoing care.”

    Ricky suffered severe trauma to his spine and the current prognosis is that he will be a quadriplegic. Ricky and his wife Emily are expecting their first child in September. Please support this fundraiser and book your table now.

    David “Kingy” King, former North Melbourne champion and Fox Footy commentator, will MC the event, Jordan Bannister – AFL umpire, former Carlton and Essendon player and Ricky’s brother, will be a special guest for the event.

    Heidelberg veteran, Ricky Bannister (L) with Emily, his wife.

    Fundraiser for Ricky Bannister:

    Sette Bello Restaurant

    540 Springvale Road

    Glen Waverley

     

    Tuesday 20th August

    12:15pm for 12:30pm start

    Concludes 2.30pm

    2 course lunch, beer and wine $175 per head

     

    Call Elizabeth Harper on 03 9263 3341

    or email elizabeth.harper@heidelberg.com