Jason's Charity & Sponsorship Work

Mace was invited to the House of Lords 19th May 2014 by Lord Borwick of Hawkshead due to his considerable amount of charity work and took the opportunity to present his ideas to several influential people, including many of the UK's leading entrepreneurs. His presentation included a two-year National Entrepreneurial Service for school leavers, along with ideas and systems of how to bring down unemployment.  

Mace has actively worked on projects with the Peter Jones charity foundation since 2011 mentoring students to develop business skills helping the next generation reach their potential. He is also active in supporting local and international charities donating relief tents for natural disasters such as the Islamic Relief providing temporary shelters in Pakistan and Haiti following the earthquake disasters. He also provides tents for refugees in Africa, feeding the homeless, sponsoring sporting events for disabled serviceman and donations to help for heroes. Every Christmas he supports Rotherham Children's Hospital and provides a Santa's Grotto, Toys and activity packs to entertain children in A&E. 

His Royal Highness The Duke of York requests the pleasure of the company of Jason Mace at Buckingham Palace 14th March 2016

Mexborough councillor issues boxing challenge to South Yorkshire businessman

Mexborough councillor issues boxing challenge to South Yorkshire businessman

Mexborough councillor Sean Gibbons has teased that he may challenge Yorkshire entrepreneur Jason Mace to climb into the boxing ring for a charity bout, in partnership with the Empress Rooms White Collar Boxing initiative.

Gala Tent Pledge Support for Ukraine

Gala Tent Pledge Support for Ukraine

As the Russian attack on Ukraine continues, the heartbreaking news is that more than a million refugees have fled to neighbouring countries, with little to their name.

Gala Tent Sponsors NMTF

Gala Tent Sponsors NMTF

The UK’s local markets stand to benefit in a big way after the country’s biggest pop up gazebo and marquee retailer Gala Tent signed up as the official partners of trade organisation, the National Market Traders Federation (NMTF), based out of Hoyland, Barnsley.

Gala Tent Sponsor British Drift Championships

Gala Tent Sponsor British Drift Championships

Gala Performance (and their parent brand Gala Tent) is a Yorkshire-based firm, supplying all manner of gazebos, pit setups, banners, flags and of course, Swisstrax modular flooring. You can now find their goods all up and down the BDC paddocks, and hopefully, you’ll be able to get back in and take a closer look once we can safely open up pit access to the public once again!

Gala Tent wins contract to supply new Nightingale Hospital

Gala Tent wins contract to supply new Nightingale Hospital

Rotherham-based Gala Tent has won the contract to supply thirty six large commercial emergency tents to be used as drive-through test stations at the recently opened Nightingale Hospital at the NEC exhibition complex in Birmingham, in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis.

Charity Boxing Event Collared For Raising Funds

Charity Boxing Event Collared For Raising Funds

The Empress Rooms White Collar Boxing Events will be a chance for beginners to train to box over eight weeks, before fighting in the ring in a safe environment in front of family and friends, whilst raising funds for local children’s charity, the Dearne Valley Personal Development Centre.

Gala boss backs Brexit positive news

Gala boss backs Brexit positive news

Gala Tent managing director Jason Mace was recently invited to sit on a BBC 5 live panel, hosted by Chris Warburton, to discuss Boris Johnson as the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and tackling the country’s most pressing issues.

Peter Jones charity shooting event

Peter Jones charity shooting event

Yorkshire-based commercial marquee and gazebo supplier and manufacturer Gala Tent sponsored the Peter Jones Foundation Enterprise Charity’s annual clay pigeon shooting event which raised more than £135,000. More than 100 VIPs, including Dragon’s Den stars Peter Jones and Jenny Campbell, and Gala Tent MD Jason Mace, attended.

Dragon is helped out

Dragon is helped out

A MARQUEE and gazebo supplier’s staff got to meet a host of celebrities including TV Dragon Peter Jones and footballing legend Alan Shearer when the firm sponsored of a charity golf tournament. Gala Tent, based in Farfield Park, Manvers, sponsored the Peter Jones Foundation Enterprise Charity Golf Tournament.

Support for Peter Jones Foundation

Support for Peter Jones Foundation

Rotherham-based marquee and gazebo designer and manufacturer Gala Tent was proud to sponsor the Peter Jones Foundation Enterprise Shoot Challenge recently, a fundraiser which raised £157k for Enterprise Education for young people.

Sporting figures support charity

Sporting figures support charity

A former FA Premier League Chairman has visited a Dearne charity which offers alternative education. Sir Dave Richards visited the Empress Buildings in Mexborough to meet staff and service users of the Dearne Valley Personal Development Centre (DVPDC), which is based there.

ELMS LMP3 CHAMPIONS

ELMS LMP3 CHAMPIONS

From right to left Jason Mace, Zak Brown, Richard Dean, Mark Thompson

Peter Jones Dragon's Den

Peter Jones Dragon's Den

BBC Dragons' Den star and leading entrepreneur Peter Jones was very complimentary about the quality of Gala Tent gazebos and feather flags at his recent Peter Jones Foundation event. The event raised over £140,000 for the foundation.

Festive fundraising

Festive fundraising

The Hospital Charity has been helping visitors and patients to get into the festive spirit with Christmas music and mince pies at its annual Charity Christmas Fair.

Love Your Local Market

Love Your Local Market

The above examples and our sponsorship of Love Your Local Market 2017 highlight our commitment to supporting any initiative that breathes new life into the markets not just as an industry, but as a cornerstone of local business in general.

Gala Tent Ligier

Gala Tent Ligier

United Autosports make marquee signing for 2016 European Le Mans Series

Thank you and Merry Christmas

Thank you and Merry Christmas

Throughout December patients, visitors, volunteers and colleagues of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust have been getting into the festive spirit and with all their support, have helped raise over £3700 for Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity. here was a raffle, tombola, cake sale, Christmas card sale and even a Santa’s Grotto provided by Gala Tent, which brightened the day of many children visiting and staying in hospital!

NABMA sponsored by Gala Tent

NABMA sponsored by Gala Tent

Hundreds of markets across the UK took part in NABMA’s Love Your Local Market campaign sponsored by Gala Tent (17-31 May 2018). Markets from Scotland to Cornwall took part in social media conversations online, reaching out to new customers, showcasing produce and promoting the stories of long established and new traders.

Thousands Raised For Little Boy's Funeral

Thousands Raised For Little Boy's Funeral

OVER £5,000 has been raised in two days for a four-year-old boy who tragically lost his battle with leukaemia. Jake Croft started to show signs of being unwell just four weeks before he was diagnosed with the disease earlier this month. He had stage four neuroblastoma, a cancerous tumour that develops in nerve tissue, usually just above the kidneys. He sadly passed away on Friday night. Gala Tent Ltd pledged £1,269 to take the family to their £5,000 target.

Balsam House Raises Over £1,200

Balsam House Raises Over £1,200

The tours ran all day and I was kept busy providing Mum and Dad with cups of tea throughout. Outside in the gardens of the house the guests enjoyed home-made cakes from the volunteers of St Margaret's Hospice. Also in the garden were Moor Plants of Ashcott and local handicraft creator Jean Whitlock. Due to the weather a tent was generously loaned to us for the day from Gala Tents, part of the Evercreech-based business, Thompson Support Services.

Hit a run school girl Jasmyn Chan

Hit a run school girl Jasmyn Chan

South Yorkshire based Gala Tent was pleased to be able to support a race night in memory of Sheffield school girl Jasmyn Chan, who lost her life after being tragically killed by a hit and run driver, recently. Gala Tent loaned three event-size gazebos for the fundraiser, held at Hollin Bush Pub, Hollinsend Road, Intake, which attracted hundreds of people and has so far raised over £5,300 towards 14 year old Jasmyn’s funeral costs.

Life-wise sponsored by Jason Mace

Life-wise sponsored by Jason Mace

An industrial building in Rotherham has been transformed into an imitation village. It features a Coronation Street type set which includes houses, a park, shops, a pub and some new areas such as a courthouse, an internet cafe and an accident and emergency department. The Lifewise Centre is customised for interactive learning and is run by South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue where they and other agencies deliver safety advice to the public.

Peter Jones Academy

Peter Jones Academy

Jason helping students with their final presentations

Gala Tent Dives Deep For Charity

Gala Tent Dives Deep For Charity

The UK’s leading manufacturer of marquees and gazebos has donated a marquee carport to Ripon based charity Scuba Diving For All to support its fundraising efforts. The charity recently attended the Pickering Steam Rally with their marquee, and sold a variety of items including books and antiques to raise money for the cause. The event raised a staggering £900 from local supporters and donations, with Gala Tent’s marquee ensuring the volunteers

Britain’s Got Talent Duo boost

Britain’s Got Talent Duo boost

Two Brothers’ Racing stunt team”, the UK’s Championship-winning motorbike stunt team, is benefiting from increased brand awareness, thanks to a custom-printed gazebo, from Gala Tent, the UK’s leading manufacturer of marquees and gazebos.

Local hospice with help of Gala Tent

Local hospice with help of Gala Tent

On the 12th and 13th July, Wakefield’s picture perfect country estate house Nostell Priory hosted Fueled Society Car Show for the third year running. The show was a two day event with camping in the priory’s beautiful grounds, and attracted over 4000 people with over 800 cars on show. The cars ranged from classic Rolls Royces and Volkswagens to full on Hot-rods, to slammed super cars.

Dragons boat race

Dragons boat race

A boat race held in memory of a weekly newspaper journalist who died from leukaemia has raised more than £8,000.

Beanfest Charity Music Festival

Beanfest Charity Music Festival

Over 1,500 people attended Rotherham’s popular charity music festival, Beanfest, which returned for its fourth year on 13th July, helping to raise over £2,000 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

‘GET READY’ FOR WORK

‘GET READY’ FOR WORK

Five young people from Rotherham have been given a unique insight into the world of work by Gala Tent, one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of marquees and gazebos. The company jumped at the chance to help unemployed people between the ages of 18 and 22 to prepare for the world of work, having been approached by Rotherham Youth Enterprise, who were delivering the Job Centre Plus initiative, for help with the ‘Get Ready’ programme.

Jason Mace House of Lords

Jason Mace House of Lords

Jason Mace, managing director of Gala Tent in Rotherham, one of the UK's largest marquee manufacturers, has pitched his idea for a National Entrepreneurial Service, where school leavers would be given support to set up their own businesses. Jason was invited to attend a private discussion at the House of Lords by Lord Borwick of Hawkshead on the subject of young enterprise and how teenagers leaving school could be encouraged to set up their own businesses and be more enterprising.

Helps disabled servicemen’s charity

Helps disabled servicemen’s charity

Rotherham-based Gala Tent has donated one of its Gazeebos to KartForce, a charity which helps disable ex-servicemen to compete in Kart racing.

Students pitch their tent ideas

Students pitch their tent ideas

The managing director of Gala Tent, which supplies commercial marquees, tents and gazebos, has been working with students from the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy (PJEA) to create a brand new product

Funds raised for cash for kids

Funds raised for cash for kids

Music was provided by Steel City Radio DJs, there was dancing by young people and Britain’s Got Talent belly dancer Sophie Mei. Funds were raised for Hallam FM’s Cash for Kids, which provides treats for children who are ill or living in poverty at Christmas. The event was sponsored by Manvers company Gala Tent.

Help for Islamic Relief

Help for Islamic Relief

Gala Tent Limited supplies marquees to Islamic Relief for use as temporary shelters in Pakistan following the earthquake

Wheels for Charity

Wheels for Charity

Sponsorship of a 6m x 12m marquee to host charity events to raise funds for our heros with special big brother guests Mario and Lisa

Gala Tent offer helping hand to rescue dogs

Gala Tent offer helping hand to rescue dogs

We raised £1,125 on he day and £350 in sponshorship money. It was a really good day, around 80 Dogs entered into the show.

Haiti Earthquake Disaster

Haiti Earthquake Disaster

Gala Tent provides cover to aid in the earthquake disaster in Haiti, the marquees are used to shelter children for schooling.

Barnsley hospice midnight walk

Barnsley hospice midnight walk

I am writing on behalf of patients and staff at Barnsley Hospice to say a really big thank you for so kindly loaning us a gazebo for our recent Midnight Walk.

Gala Tent helps save the day at Brinsworth Charity Fundraiser

Gala Tent helps save the day at Brinsworth Charity Fundraiser

A charity fun day in Brinsworth, Rotherham, was able to go ahead despite warnings of bad weather, after Dearne Valley based Gala Tent loaned the organisers two Gala Shade gazebos.

New outdoor trials biking park opens in South Yorkshire

New outdoor trials biking park opens in South Yorkshire

Local entrepreneurs Lee Moore and Lee McKeith created the new recreational space for trials bikers of all ages as an extension to Dexx Skatepark in Wath upon Dearne, which opened last year. The new trials bike park is only the third dedicated Trials Biking facility in the UK.

Community to raise funds for Help for Heroes

Community to raise funds for Help for Heroes

A retired couple have spent the past six years making and selling cakes and chutneys to their community to raise funds for Help for Heroes.

Marquee company helps local heart charity

Marquee company helps local heart charity

Rotherham based charity Start-a-Heart24:7 has successfully hosted a fundraising event for heart failure awareness for the second year in a row with the help of marquee company Gala Tent Ltd.

Feeding The Homeless

Feeding The Homeless

The Christian and Muslim community joined forces for the first time this Christmas to help the poor and needy. Members of the Huddersfield Methodist Mission and Amadiyyah Muslim community united at the Welcome Centre on Christmas Day to provide food, clothing and tea and coffee to homeless people in Huddersfield. Around 30 people turned up throughout the day, as representatives from both communities were on hand to make soup and pasta, and hot tea and coffee from 1pm to 5.30pm.

Donation to refugees in West Africa

Donation to refugees in West Africa

A community of refugees in Burkina Faso, West Africa have been able to set up a school thanks to the donation of a marquee by Rotherham-based Gala Tent and MD Jason Mace

Park View Opening Day

Park View Opening Day

—The Mayor and Mayoress of Rotherham, Cllr Shaun Wright and Mrs Lisa Wright open the Park View Sports Bar with Chris Winterbourne (left) of Church Street Pub Company and along with Jason Mace Managing Director of Gala Tent Ltd A COMMUNITY fun day has raised around £2,000. Together with a personal donation from Jason Mace of £6900 for local childrens play centre

Park View Opening Day

Park View Opening Day

Boxing World Champion Kell Brook and European boxing Champion Ryan Rhodes, turn up at the official opening day pictured with Jason Mace and Chris Winterbourne

Jason Mace with Boxer Andy Townend

Jason Mace with Boxer Andy Townend

A BIG-HITTING boxer from the Merrie City has set his sights on winning a British title after signing forms to turn professional. Andy Townend, from Portobello, will train as a pro under trainer Stefy Bull at Mexborough’s Empress Ballroom gym and will enter the ring for his first pro fight on November 4th 2011. The 22-year-old was hot property during his amateur career, winning the national Golden Belt title at light welterweight and going on to represent England.

Locked up for charity

Locked up for charity

Jason Mace, the Managing Director of Gala Tent Ltd has been arrested for charity. He needs to raise at least £500 to be released (yes, I know what your thinking) but it is for charity.

Judge of Drangons Den Style Panel

Judge of Drangons Den Style Panel

After seeing a dozen pitches from espirng students of the Peter Jones Academy the Judges have a private meeting choose a winner.

Jason Mace Advise to students

Jason Mace Advise to students

Jason provides advice and a chance to ask questions to students at Sheffield College

Gala Tent challenges next generation

Gala Tent challenges next generation

Fast-growing Rotherham company, Gala Tent Ltd has set the next generation of entrepreneurs a challenge to design new products that could be added to the marquee specialist's range. Jason Mace, managing director of Gala Tent Ltd, recently launched the project at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy at Sheffield City College. Students will benefit from the business experience and expertise of Jason and other mentors throughout the five weeks given to create the product design.

Impressed by enterprising students

Impressed by enterprising students

Students at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy at the Sheffield College were given a real life business challenge by Rotherham-based Gala Tent, one of the UK's leading designers and manufacturers of marquees and gazebos. The challenge was to create a new tent product for the pet market and students worked in small groups to come up with a new product design and material specification, which they presented to judges from Gala Tent in a Dragons' Den-style pitch

Early Christmas present to hospital

Early Christmas present to hospital

One the UK's largest importer and exporter of tents, marquees and pop up awnings, the Manvers firm will donate one of its Santa's Grottos for the event, which will be complete with Santa Claus and presents. The festive marquee is in the design of a log cabin and a perfect retreat for Santa Claus and his reindeers.

Wheels for Charity

Wheels for Charity

Gala Tent sponsoring Wheels For Charity for BBC Children in Need Appeal 2009