Annual Charity Lunch 2019

The date for next year's lunch is Friday, 8th March 2019 at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, Albert Embankment. If you would like to reserve a table please email Anne James anne@pictuk.com

BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT STAR FOR 2019 PICT LUNCH 

OUR GUEST ENTERTAINER AT THE PAPER INDUSTRY CHARITABLE TRUST ANNUAL LUNCH 2019 WILL BE COMEDIAN DALISO CHAPONDA. ORIGINALLY FROM MALAWI, DALISO MOVED TO THE UK IN 2008, AND LEARNED HIS TRADE ON THE COMEDY CLUB CIRCUIT.

HE SHOT TO PROMINENCE WITH HIS APPEARANCES DURING THE 2017 SEASON OF TV’S BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT PROGRAMME. DALISO WOWED TV AUDIENCES WITH HIS HILARIOUS MATERIAL, WHICH CULMINATED IN HIM FINISHING 3RD IN THE BGT GRAND FINAL. HE HAS SINCE EMBARKED ON A MULTI DATE, UK WIDE TOUR, WHERE HE HAS CONTINUED TO AMUSE AND ENTERTAIN HUGE NUMBERS OF APPRECIATIVE AUDIENCES.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO DALISO JOINING US AT THE PICT LUNCH ON 8TH MARCH 2019 – BOOK NOW, DON’T MISS HIM !

 

Shout out for new sporting sections

It has recently been mooted about starting-up some new sporting sections – namely Bowls, Skiing and Walking Football.

 

Bowls Section. Alan Ward is happy to organise a competition for the Woollacott Cup, which is a singles competition played to a finish on one day. It would be on a handicap basis with PICT members and/or wives/husbands/partners being eligible to compete. Those knocked out in the morning sessions would play in a triples competition in the afternoon so that everyone has a full day of bowling.

Alan would need at least 20 interested players so that there would be 16 or more to play on the day. Players can be novice or experienced and the only requirements would be grey trousers/skirts, white tops and flat-soled shoes – no heels! Commenting Alan said: “We always had great days with competitive bowls played in a friendly and sociable atmosphere. The handicap system would be generous to novices!” If you are interested in being involved please e-mail Alan Ward to register your interest alan.ward53@ntlworld.com

 

Skiing Section. Richard Fowler has come forward looking to re-instate the Skiing Section. So if you fancy a long weekend of fun and skiing in the Winter months, in the first instance contact PICT Secretary Anne James by e-mail anne@pictuk.com

 

Walking Football. PICT member Philippe Gibson has stepped up to the plate and has offered to get this section up and running. So if you are interested in playing this popular new sport please e-mail philippe.gibson@koehlerpaper.com

 

PRESS RELEASE -  Warren pledges its support for PICT!

Warren, the UK’s leading independent carton and graphical board and paper stockist, has announced that it has pledged its support for PICT (the Paper Industry Charitable Trust), by entering every member of its staff into PICT’s 200 Club.

PICT has over 125 years of history behind it as an organisation, having started life as the Stationers Social Society (SSS), which was formed to encourage individuals in the paper industry to meet up at sports and social events. The organisation later evolved to become The Paper Industry Charitable Trust, a registered charity. 

As PICT, the charitable work that had previously been part of the SSS Benevolent Fund, which supported members of the industry in times of hardship and need, has been extended to include the provision of support for educational ventures connected with the trade and with schools.

PICT organises sports and social events throughout the UK to raise funds to support their charitable causes, and numbers amongst its members many of the leading merchants and paper manufactures in the sector.

For a number of years Warren has supported these regular events, and the company has now extended its support by entering every member of staff (48 in total) into the PICT 200 Club draw.

Warren has purchased £25 shares for each member of staff and this enables them to be entered in to the quarterly prize-winning draws, thereby committing much needed funds for the sole benefit of PICT.  The shares-renewable annually, offer three prizes of £250, £100, and £50 each quarter. 

Commenting on the support and commitment to PICT and the PICT 200 Club, Kieran Ferguson, Warren’s Managing Director stated, “We’ve long recognised the fabulous job PICT does in helping those in our trade that have fallen on hard times. Entering every member of staff into the PICT 200 Club helps them better understand what PICT represents while at the same time giving them an opportunity to win some money for themselves”.