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.
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