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Founded in 1960, Worcestershire-based CitySigns is celebrating their 60th anniversary by fundraising for the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust. Family owned CitySigns 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, 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.

Darren Wilkins, Managing Director at CitySigns, explained: “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.

“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 at The Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust, said: “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.”

For more information about the 60th anniversary celebrations at CitySigns and their fundraising partnership with Grace Kelly Cancer Trust, please email

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