DATATAG RAISES FUNDS FOR HELP FOR HEROES

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Datatag, the power behind the official UK plant security and registration scheme CESAR and sponsor of Michael Caine in the 2011 Porsche Carrera Cup GB, raised hundreds of pounds for the Help for Heroes Charity at the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA) AGM by donating 2 VIP hospitality tickets to the Brands Hatch round of the British Touring Car Championship and Porsche Carrera Cup.

The winner of the charity auction was Mr Colin Doe Managing Director of Ernest Doe, the leading agricultural and construction equipment dealers.

Caine, runner up in the championship in 2008 and 2010, is a proven front-runner. Michael will drive a Motorbase Performance prepared Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car this year. The Porsche Carrera Cup GB is at the very pinnacle of British motor racing. The championship comprises 2 races at each of 10 rounds, from Thruxton in the South West to Knockhill in Scotland, as part of the British Touring Car Championship tour.

Kevin Howells, Managing Director of Datatag handed over the tickets to Colin Doe at the AGM with Private Derek Derenalagi who has been helped by the charity after being severely injured whilst serving in Afganistan.

Private Derenalagi was thrown from his army Land Rover after it hit a mine in Afghanistan. Paralyzed at the side of the road, medics immediately pronounced him dead. He wasn’t, but the damage to his once fit and healthy body was so bad that it was necessary to amputate both his legs. It was a disaster for someone who thrived on being active. He was a keen rugby player, who once played competitively in his homeland, Fiji, as well as for the British Armed Forces team. The explosion took place over two years ago. And today, you wouldn’t even notice anything had happened to 35-year-old Derek, if it wasn’t for the metal prosthetic limbs below his knee. One of the first British soldiers to benefit from services charity Help for Heroes, Derek was hand-picked for his natural athletic prowess to go to a training camp in America and assess his potential as a future Paralympic athlete.

Kevin Howells commented after making the presentation; “I’ve been aware for some time of the excellent work carried out by Help for Heroes and so I’m delighted that we’ve been able to raise money for such a worthy and necessary cause.”

Rounds 3 & 4 of the 2011 PCC GB, in which the Datatag sponsored car will compete, will be held at Donington Park on April 16th & 17th.

For more information go to www.datatag.co.uk

Date Created: 26/05/2011

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