Last week I emailed all members drawing your attention to the Commandos' Tour de France which starts on Saturday. This is a sponsored cycle ride through France, following the 2007 Tour de France route, in aid of a charity called The C Group which seeks to support the rehabilitation of Royal Marines injured on active service.
As I know you are aware, the Company very highly values its special relationship with the Royal Marines and it is important that we cherish this relationship to ensure that other Livery Companies and similar organisations don't usurp our position. For this reason I am very keen to ensure that we are seen to be supporting them whenever we can.
The Commandos' Tour de France appeal is just the kind of thing we should be supporting. So please find a moment to go online and make a donation to this wonderful cause. It doesn't have to be a huge amount but it would be good if you could mention that you are donating as a result of an appeal to the Stationers' Company. If you look at the list of current donors, you will see that Peter Hames has done just this and I thank him for doing so.
You can access the website by clicking here.
Please be as generous as you can and THANK YOU!