Harlow Amateur Boxing Club (ABC) is now sporting ‘knock out’ new external signage thanks to Signs Express Harlow. The Momples Road based club has been in existence since the 1960s and was badly in need of updating – both in decoration and equipment. As a non-profit organisation run exclusively by volunteers its running costs are just about covered by small weekly subscriptions paid by the members leaving no funds available for any extra work. Graham Ellis, who grandson Georgie (aged 10) trains at the club, is a veteran fundraiser for good causes, and took on the challenge to raise much needed funds and engage local business in supporting this valuable local community resource. Graham, his son Greg and grandson Georgie undertook the gruelling task of cycling the full length of the Outer Hebrides covering 140 miles in just 5 days raising £2,250 in sponsorship which will allow the club to upgrade out of date equipment. The ageing gym’s transformation continued with donations of paint from local firm J&D Paints and a bright new vinyl faced aluminium composite exterior sign manufactured by Signs Express.
“Organisations like Harlow ABC deserve the support of local business and the community” remarked Paul Heywood, director of Signs Express Harlow, “we were only too pleased to help the club and support Graham’s challenge by replacing the tired old fascia with a bright new look that will help attract new members”
ABC’s Greg Ellis commented “We were all delighted to have been supported by Signs Express of Harlow on our challenge, and since the kind donation of our new signage, not only has our club image improved significantly, but we have also noticed new members have started to come along to train with us. It is fantastic to know that even in these hard times, local businesses like Signs Express are still prepared to help local clubs like ours to keep going and giving local Children the opportunity to learn the art of boxing. We would like to thank everybody at Signs Express for their support”.
Signs Express Harlow provide a wide range of signs and graphics to businesses and organisations in the community including interior and exterior signs, vehicle graphics, banners, exhibition displays and health & safety signs.