Suzuki gets in gear for charity © Suzuki

Suzuki gets in gear for charity

Fancy yourself as a budding fashion designer? Now you can live out your fantasies with Suzuki.

The Japanese firm is launching a new ‘design a t-shirt’ competition to raise money for the Marcus Rutherford foundation and Young Adult Cancer Trust.

UK Suzuki fans will be able to enter their design into the prize draw, with one lucky entrant being selected as the winner.

This person will then get to see their t-shirt design made into the real thing as part of Suzuki’s 2014 collection, as well as receiving £500 worth of amazing Suzuki merchandise.

The Marcus Rutherford Foundation is an extremely worthy cause. The organisation provides much needed support and advice to young individuals undergoing cancer treatment at University College Hospital London and other institutions across the country.

It also helps give access to other facilities that can improve a patient’s care, such as DVDs, other technology, the internet and other features that wouldn’t otherwise be available to make the treatment process that bit easier.

Without this charity, a huge group of patients would be left to face things alone. This can’t happen.

There’ll be a few celebrities helping to raise the profile of the Foundation, too, including long-time petrolhead Jodie Kidd, who has penned her own design.

Senior manager Suzuki GB, Emma Gibbon:

“We are delighted to be able to offer the chance to design and produce a fan’s t-shirt and be involved with such a fantastic and very worthwhile cause.”

Suzuki followers can enter the competition at, where you’ll be able to submit your design up until the end of January 2014.

Whether it’s by good old pen and paper, or even the most sophisticated software design programme, what are you waiting for? It’s for a great cause, so get scribbling!