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  •   AC-ET Announce Charity Cycle Ride in Memory of the Late Kevin Fitz-Simons

AC-ET Announce Charity Cycle Ride in Memory of the Late Kevin Fitz-Simons

11th June 2015

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd. are hosting a two-day charity cycle ride between their High Wycombe and Leeds sales offices on 18th - 19th July 2015, to raise money in remembrance of their beloved colleague, the late Kevin Fitz-Simons.

Kevin held an important senior role as Northern Lighting Sales Manager in AC-ET's Leeds office. He was an extremely well liked and respected colleague, and a larger than life character. During his diverse career spanning over 30 years, Kevin built up an incredible number of customer relationships and friendships. He sadly passed away on 31st December 2013, aged 53.

This event - known as the 'Fitz-Simons Challenge' - is being organised by Stuart Burdett, Technical Sales Executive for AC-ET's Video product division. It will raise funds for two great charities which would have met with Kevin's approval, and aims to secure a minimum of £1,000 in sponsorships.

The charities are Shelter, which is dedicated to helping millions every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness; and WaterAid, an international charity whose vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation.

It is an untimed event aimed at Kevin's industry friends and colleagues, suitable for both club and non-club riders. The cycle ride will start in Leeds on the 18th July (8am), stopping overnight at a halfway point, and finish in High Wycombe on the 19th July, covering a distance of approximately 180 miles.

Those participating in the event will be responsible for providing their own bicycle and all associated clothing / accessories. Places are limited, and will therefore be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

To sign up for the event or request more information, please contact Stuart Burdett, Video Division, A.C. Entertainment Technologies, (Landline) +44 (0)113 386 9117 / (Mobile) +44 (0)7881 827234 / (Email)

To donate to the charities in memory of Kevin, please visit:

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Participants must agree to the following conditions of entry: “I agree to abide by the regulations for non-competitive cycling events, and understand and agree that I participate in this event entirely at my own risk, that I must rely on my own ability in dealing with all hazards, and that I must ride in a manner which is safe to myself and others. I am aware that when riding on a public highway, I must decide whether the movement is safe. I agree that no liability whatsoever shall attach to the promoter, promoting club / organisation, event sponsor (Stuart Burdett), or any event official or member of the promoting club / organisation in respect of any injury, loss or damage suffered by me in or by reason of the event, however caused. I will participate in this cycling event in a loyal and sporting manner.”