In May, Alliance Labels – a division of Integrity Print Ltd – sponsored a Cardiff memorial rugby match, as a means of honouring the memory of Lee Taylor, former Cardiff and District youth coach, and father to Scott Taylor, a member of the Alliance Labels team.
Lee Taylor sadly passed away in early 2020 after a short battle with neuroendocrine cancer. During this time, Lee was cared for by Neuroendocrine Cancer UK (NCUK); the charity offers support and advice for cancer patients and their families at any stage of the condition. From initial diagnosis to later stages of the illness, NCUK offers guidance on being prepared, getting the best care, what treatments are available, support for emotional wellbeing, and much more.
To honour his memory, and to thank the charity that helped care for him, Lee’s family organised the memorial rugby match, which took place at Cardiff Arms Park on 14th May. This match was held to celebrate Lee’s life and his passion for the sport.
Several local businesses came together to sponsor the match. Alliance Labels provided sponsorship for the match balls displaying their new logo. The match saw Cardiff and District Select XV, competing in a thrilling encounter against St. Joseph’s Select XV.
Lee was very well known on the Cardiff rugby scene, having played the role of both player, and then later coach, for almost all his adult life. Through family and friends, Lee also had close links with many of the household names in Welsh rugby; he was a popular and highly regarded figure in the local rugby community – a fact that was evidenced by the overwhelming support received on the day.
Matchday was hailed a great success by players and supporters alike. After a tough battle, Cardiff and District Select XV emerged victorious with a 22-15 win over St Joseph’s. Over one thousand people attended the event, which also included an auction of sporting memorabilia, donations at the doors, and a raffle. Boosted by sponsorship from Alliance Labels, Lee’s family reached an incredible fundraising total of £9,500 for NCUK.
Lee Taylor was a beloved member of the community and a passionate player of the sport. Alliance Labels hopes that they helped in some small way to help to honour Lee’s legacy.
Alliance Labels are dedicated label printers, based in the heart of Cardiff, South Wales. They specialise in high-quality bespoke labels that are made to suit a variety of applications and are committed to offering the best of personal customer service to their clients.
If you would also like to show your support, please follow the link to the event’s JustGiving page: