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FASTSIGNS set sights on nationwide summer of fundraising

As many of us look ahead to a summer of relaxation in the sun, participants from the UK network of global sign and graphics specialist, FASTSIGNS, will be rallying together to take part in a sponsored country-wide charity relay of athletic activity.

The ‘FASTSIGNS Goes The Extra Mile’ campaign will see 17 UK FASTSIGNS centres and the UK Support Centre, walking, cycling or running over 720 miles during the course of 17 weeks from May to August this year. The hope is to smash the target of raising over £4,250 for The Simon Cooper Foundation.

Working from the North to the South of the country, each FASTSIGNS centre will have one week to cover a total of at least 42.3 miles between their colleagues with some centres pledging to do many more. Once each centre has completed its required distance, the challenge will pass to the next centre who will in turn have a week to complete the distance.

John Davies, Managing Director of FASTSIGNS UK, said: “The Simon Cooper Foundation is a charity that is very close to all our hearts here at FASTSIGNS UK so it’s fantastic that we’re able to do something special for such a worthy cause. Clocking up so many miles is going to be no mean feat but I’m confident that we can all do it.

“We have such a fantastic network of UK centres so it’s great to see them all coming together to help raise some much needed funds for so many people in need.”

Launched by Simon Cooper, the son of the owners of the Enfield FASTSIGNS centre, Paul and Angela Cooper, the Simon Cooper Foundation provides support to patients living with Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis and life limiting conditions. Having suffered with both Cystic Fibrosis and cancer himself, Simon sadly passed away in January 2016 but his legacy lives on through the work the Foundation carries out across the country.

“All of us at the Simon Cooper Foundation are so delighted the FASTSIGNS centres across the country have agreed to be involved in ‘FASTSIGNS Goes the Extra Mile’ campaign. Despite a lifetime of ill health, Simon never stopped trying to help a variety of good causes. He travelled the country as an NHS Transplant and Blood Donor Ambassador and was never embarrassed to talk about his condition as it helped others understand the importance of involvement with charities and organisations that strive to raise funds to further research. FASTSIGNS Goes the Extra Mile is travelling the country for Simon and it will help to raise funds for hospitals, Hospices and medical research associated with Cystic Fibrosis and Cancer.”
Paul and Angela Cooper

To find out more about the Simon Cooper Foundation, visit www.simoncooperfoundation.org.uk/news

You can make a donation to the ‘FASTSIGNS Goes the Extra Mile’ campaign through the Virgin Money Giving page - https://bit.ly/2urK1Dj

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