27 August 2013

New Blood Needed To Help Make 2014 The Year of Tripe

The Tripe Marketing Board is seeking new board members following the surprise retirement of Professor Ron Harrison and a number of other long-standing members of the board.

TMB chairman, Sir Norman Wrassle, said: "We're very sad that Ron has decided to leave his position as vice-chairman.  I would like to thank him for helping us to promote tripe over the last two decades.  His contribution will be sadly missed.  I also want to thank Arthur Melling, Ralph Gittings and Barry Toombs who have also decided it is time to hang up their tripe-dressing aprons to spend more time with their families."

Sir Norman was speaking after returning from a brief holiday in the Cotswolds, where he took the opportunity to promote the TMB's 2014 Diary, which is now available to order from all good bookshops and online.

The Diary features dozens of tripe facts and articles on tripe and sport, tripe and fashion and tripe in the news, as well as recipes for tripe contributed by Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson and the Rev Richard Coles.

At least 10% of profits from sales of the Diary will be donated to the Snowdon Trust, which supports educational opportunities for people with disabilities.  Due to popular demand, it also includes Sir Norman's letter to cricketing commentator David 'Bumble' Lloyd which entertained the Sky Cricket audience when it was read out by Mr Lloyd during his commentary on the Third Test from Old Trafford.

"Whilst I was away, I spoke to many people and I was heartened by the renewed interest in tripe.  We need younger, more energetic people if our campaign to make 2014 the Year of Tripe is to be successful," Sir Norman said.

The TMB will now move to fill the places on its board through a public advertising campaign. Applications are particularly encouraged from people under the age of 85.

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