We have met some wonderfully generous people during our Beijing Biddies fundraising activities for Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research UK, none more so than Mark Aston and his great team at Ast Transport Branding.
When it came to making sure our trusty vehicle really got noticed as we travelled the 8,000 miles across the UK, through Holland to Germany, then Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Siberia, Mongolia and into China, Ast knew just what to do. Their creative team came up with a brilliantly eye-catching design which they had printed onto vehicle graphics and cleverly wrapped around our Nissan Pathfinder.
We certainly caused a stir wherever we went; people would wave and every time we stopped we were soon surrounded by passersby all curious to know what these biddies were up to in their fancy car!
As if that wasn’t enough Anna Aston of Ast Signs very kindly donated a fantastic prize for our Dickie Bow and Diamonds Charity Grand Ball. The two night holiday for 6 people received some enthusiastic bidding and helped us raise over £13,000!
Based in Penrith, Ast Transport Branding was started eleven years ago by Mark and now boasts an impressive portfolio of clients including The Post Office, Tesco, The NHS, Stobart Group, Muller Wiseman Dairies, Yodel and HSS Hire among many others.
The company specialises in fleet graphics, especially for the commercial haulage sector and rail industry. Over the years it has built a solid reputation for providing its customers with high quality products and exceptional service – the Biddies agree wholeheartedly with that!
The Beijing Biddies fund raising challenge has been a huge team effort, we are so grateful to Ast and all our sponsors. Without everyone getting behind us we would never have been able to complete our mammoth drive or make the Ball such a success. We want to not only raise awareness about the incredible work our two chosen charities do but pull people together so that we can fight cancer more effectively.
One day we will beat cancer. Help us to make it sooner. In the meantime, no one should face cancer alone. And with your support no one will.
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