Lauren Syms
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Lauren Syms

Williams Sign My Ride

Lauren Syms
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Lauren Syms
18 Jun 2015

Join 'Williams Sign My Ride' at a venue near you and show your support for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

In May 2011 William, aged 21 months, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) and started a 3 year programme of treatment at The Sheffield Children’s Hospital. In July 2014, aged almost five, Williams reached the end of his chemotherapy.

To celebrate in style, and give something back, Williams’s family set about their goal to raise £10,000.

Taking inspiration from Williams’s love of cars they came up with ‘Williams Sign My Ride’ taking a VW Beetle, wrapping it, and in return for a donation, letting members of the public draw, sign and send messages on the car, perhaps to the kids in hospital, or to the doctors treating their families or friends.

William’s father, along with support from friends, family and local businesses has tirelessly worked to transform ‘Billy’ an old, battered and bruised VW Beetle into the magnificent ‘Williams Sign Ride’ (check out the before and after pictures).

Williams ‘Sign My Ride’ will be touring across the UK over the coming months and raising funds for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and The Sheffield Children’s Hospital so please come on down to one of the events below and show your support.

Provisional event list 2015

  • 14th June - The Really Retro Show (Seighford Airfield, Stafford)
  • 21st June - Harewood House Motor Show (Harewood House, Leeds)
  • 27th & 28th June - BTCC (Croft Circuit, Dalton-on-Tees)
  • 4th July - Coal Aston Gala (Coal Aston, Dronfield)
  • 11th & 12th July  - Cliffhanger (Millhouses Park, Sheffield)
  • 24th - 26th July - Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
  • 2nd August - Classics on the Moor (The Moor, Sheffield)
  • 4th & 5th August - Bakewell Show (Bakewell, Derbyshire)
  • 14th August - Leeds VW Festival (Harewood House, Leeds)
  • 30th & 31st August  - Sheffield Fayre (Norfolk Park, Sheffield)
  • 5th September - Art in the Gardens (Botanical Gardens, Sheffield)
  • 11th – 13th September - Goodwood Revival (Goodwood Circuit, Chichester)
  • 19th & 20th September  - Steam Punk Weekend (Hebden Bridge)


Louise Dawson

What a fantastic idea - I'm sure it will be a great success! The very best of luck to William and all his family.