Mark leaves a lasting legacy

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MARK Haydn Taylor was a remarkable man. And it is appropriate that his legacy should be equally remarkable.

Faced with a diagnosis of terminal pancreatic cancer, the Sheffield man refused to let his condition dictate how he spent the time he had left.

He launched a cancer charity with the aim of raising £10,000 for the Weston Park Hospital before he died.

Sadly, Mark passed away a year ago but he left this world with the satisfaction of knowing that he had not only smashed his self-imposed target but had left behind a charity which was on its way to raising even more money.

And now, family and friends who continued the fund-raising over the last 12 months, are pulling out all the stops to double Mark’s target in time for the anniversary of his death.

This is a tremendous effort and shows just how inspirational a man was Mark Haydn Taylor. Our world is poorer for losing such men, which makes his legacy even more valuable.

Looking forward to visit’s results

CHENGDU is not a name which trips readily from many Sheffield people’s tongues. But that could all change in the future.

It is Sheffield’s sister city in China and the destination for another trade delegation hosted by Creative Sheffield and which aims to build lucrative business relations between the two.

The latest delegation, which at this moment is in China, crossed the globe to take part in the EU-China Business and Technology Fair. Delegates will build contacts while attending a string of business forums and meetings. It follows on from a similar visit last year which was hailed as an ‘out and out success’ and led to two delegations from Chinese cities, including Chengdu, coming here.

The signs all point to building good contacts. Now we look forward to reporting on success from the investment which has gone into these ventures.

Great result for all

IN the current economic climate, when every penny has to be made to pay its way, it is good to learn of a which has helped 20,000 vulnerable people across South Yorkshire by doing just that. For the Hot Spots partnerships has seen organisations such as the fire service and health trusts sharing information so older and vulnerable people can make the most of services available to them. And the result is that people have experienced services and the organisations have achieved value for money. A great result all round.