Fundraising success for Fastsigns
Fastsigns UK has revealed the final results of its mammoth five-month charity challenge, which saw staff at 17 of the UK franchises and Support Centre donning sweatbands for the Simon Cooper Foundation.
The event saw workers from the centres walking, swimming, running and cycling a total of 1,588 miles, thus smashing their original target of 720 miles.
Activities completed included the UK support team climbing Mount Snowdon, Fastsigns Leeds completing a 120km bike ride in the Tour de Yorkshire, Fastsigns Hammersmith taking part in a team triathlon and Fastsigns Chelmsford participating in a colour run.
In total, the teams at the 17 centres collected over £3,250 for the Simon Cooper Foundation, which raises funds for specialist medical care providers, including hospices associated with cancer, cystic fibrosis and other life-limiting conditions.
The charity was launched by the franchisees of Fastsigns Enfield, Paul and Angela Cooper following the loss of their son, Simon Cooper, who had suffered from cystic fibrosis and passed away in 2016 from cancer.
Commenting on the charity and the fundraising activities, John Davies, Managing Director of Fastsigns UK, said: “The Simon Cooper Foundation is very special to everyone in the network, so it’s fantastic that we’ve all been able to come together to raise money for this worthy cause. The fact that we smashed our target is testament to how close our network is. We really are one big team and we had lots of fun fundraising this summer.
“A big thank you to everyone for their donations and for taking part in our summer challenge. These funds have enabled us to help a number of the associations that the Simon Cooper Foundation supports. We have contributed towards e-nebulisers that infuse medicine in under five minutes, specialist mattresses and bedding that prevent bed sores, a new basin for a hospice in Leeds to lower patients into a specialist hydrotherapy pool and specialist clocks for a hospice in Birmingham.”
For further information on the Simon Cooper Foundation and how to get involved with this cause, visit: www.simoncooperfoundation.org.uk
For further information on Fastsigns visit www.fastsigns.co.uk