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  • Heidelberg’s Richard Timson calls on industry to support Ricky Bannister

    Richard Timson, Heidleberg Australia and New Zealand managing director is calling on the local printing industry to come together in support of Heidelberg veteran, Ricky Bannister, who suffered a major spinal injury in April.

    In a message sent to the local industry on 5 August, Timson said:

    “At Heidelberg, we are like family and when one of us hurts we all do. Recently one of our dear friends, Ricky Bannister, who worked with Heidelberg and was part of the Printing Industry for 18 years, had a terrible fall from a show horse which has resulted in his breaking his neck; he now finds himself a quadriplegic.

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

    “To help Ricky and his family Heidelberg is hosting a fundraising luncheon on 20 August and I am hoping you may be able to support our effort by way of attendance, donation or through the provision of items that we can auction on the day to raise funds. Auction items can be anything from physical goods such as entertainment items, wine packs, computer equipment or software/consumables, gift vouchers or anything that has a monetary value. Whatever you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

    “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. Ricky suffered severe trauma to his spine and the current prognosis is that we will be a quadriplegic. Ricky and his wife Emily are expecting their first child in September.”

    To attend be involved in the fundraiser, contact Liz Harper on 03 92633341 or email: elizabeth.harper@heidelberg.com to arrange for your donation or auction item to be included in the fundraising pool.

    All companies supporting the fundraiser will be acknowledged at the event, which is being held at Sette Bello Restaurant in Melbourne on 20 August.

    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.

    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

    Click here for more details in the Print21 Calendar.