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£100,000 target for fleet leg of leading charity run

KWIK-Fit Fleet and Fleet NewsNet's print sister Fleet News have joined forces with the aim of raising £100,000 for the fleet leg of Britain's biggest charity run - the Island Race which has been dubbed 'The Event of the Millennium'. And Fleet Show 2000 was the launchpad for the charity appeal, with high hopes that hundreds of people from across the fleet industry will support the 'company car' leg of the run on June 6.

The 43-mile run from Woodham Ferrers, near Chelmsford, to Purfleet, is part of the Island Race, whose patron is The Princess Royal, which will be held over 100 stages starting on May 12 and ending on August 19, covering almost 5,000 miles this summer in relays across the country with the aim of raising £3 million for good causes. The Kwik-Fit Group is a founder sponsor of the Island Race and the company has pledged half the money raised from the June 6 leg to motor industry charity BEN if the £100,000 target is met.

Kwik-Fit Fleet managing director Simon Roper said: 'With the help of Fleet News we aim to persuade 100 companies to put up a runner or runners who will be tasked with raising £1,000 in sponsorship. If they can't provide their own runner, we will provide one and then seek out 100 companies prepared to pledge £1,000 towards that individual competing.' For details of the Island Race - including entry forms and pledges - contact Matthew Weight on 01733 467035.

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