Citysigns celebrates 60 Years with local charity campaign

Citysigns celebrates 60 Years with local charity campaign

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Founded in 1960, Worcestershire based CitySigns is celebrating their 60th anniversary by fundraising for the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust, a charity which is close to their hearts. Family owned CitySigns, in their diamond year of trading, aims to raise £6,000 for the local cancer charity in 2020 via a series of fundraising events throughout the year.

CitySigns who’s Head Office is located in Hallow, on the Top Ball Mill Industrial Estate, was originally founded by Horace Wilkins in Luton. After completing his apprenticeship in signwriting, he then moved to Foregate Street in Worcester five years later, into a modest shop unit, specialising in traditional signwriting methods. Fast-forward 60 years, CitySigns is now one of the leading signage providers in Worcestershire with all the latest signage technology. Engrained in the local community, CitySigns have chosen to fundraise for a local charity to mark their celebrations, giving back to Worcestershire by supporting Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust.

Darren Wilkins, Managing Director at CitySigns explains, “My father, Horace Wilkins started CitySigns all those years ago and while the technology has changed immensely over the decades, our passion for Worcestershire remains unaltered. What better way to mark our 60th anniversary than supporting a charity which matches our own family values, by helping care for generations to come.” He adds, “Grace Kelly was a special little girl who was taught to dance by my sister Debbie, the owner of Happy Steps in Worcester and we feel passionate about putting our celebrations to a good cause to raise awareness and funds for a charity so ingrained in our community. We have also been so moved by the plight of Oscar and we want to do whatever we can to give our support in 2020”.

With charity fun runs dressed as Grace Kelly’s mascot ‘Dotty The Lady Bird’, exhibition competitions, a grand celebratory open day and a charity golf day, to name just a few events in 2020, CitySigns will mark an emotional company milestone with the support of friends, family and local businesses.

Michelle Nolan, Corporate & Community Fundraiser, The Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust, says “The Team at The Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust are absolutely delighted to have been chosen to join CitySigns momentous year of celebrations. Being a local charity it is so important to us to have the kind support of such a long standing Worcester family business. We support families nationally and locally, offering grants to families in Worcestershire & Herefordshire when a child is diagnosed with any type of cancer.

We are excited about events being held for us and very much look forward to being involved in the celebrations. Thank you Darren and the team for all of your kind help and support.”

The Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust is a national charity working to help children and young people affected by cancer. Focused on early diagnosis, raising awareness, supporting families and research, it’s a charity committed to helping both cancer sufferers and their families.

Providing cost effective solutions throughout a range of services such as bespoke signage, vehicle livery, banners & flags, digital print, design services and portable displays, CitySigns is now looking to expand their team in an action-packed celebratory year.

For more information about the 60th anniversary celebrations at CitySigns and their fundraising partnership with Grace Kelly Cancer Trust, please call 01905 640 007 or alternatively email