Final call for Santa’s grotto on wheels donations

Designs call out for last minute donations to gift collection.

Signage and vehicle branding company Designs is calling out for last minute donations to its Christmas campaign, in a bid to support some of the most vulnerable residents in Hull.

The campaign, titled ‘It’s a Wrap!’, is encouraging the community to donate gifts at one of its three drop-off points across the city.

The gifts will then be handed out to families in need from Design’s very own Santa’s Grotto on wheels.

Accepting donations until Friday, 14th December, the three charities benefitting from the appeal are Barnardo’s, Hull Women’s Aid and Preston Road Women’s Centre.

As one of the UK’s leading signage and vehicle branding companies, Designs’ in-house team has specially wrapped one of its vehicles to create a bespoke Santa’s Grotto on wheels for children to enjoy.

Created to celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary, managing director Rob Daysley hopes that the campaign will help the people of Hull come together and aid the team in their attempt to provide a merry Christmas to those who need it this festive season.

Mr Daysley said: “We’re overwhelmed by the contributions we’ve received so far, but we still need a few more gifts to help fill up our grotto.

“With our headquarters based in the city, ‘It’s a Wrap!’ means a lot to the team, so we’d be grateful for any donations, whether it’s giving an extra present or a good quality used toy.”

Designated drop-offs for gifts include inside Rock-Up at St Stephen’s, outside Hamleys in Princes Quay, and at Flemingate Shopping Centre in Beverley, inside Inflata Nation.

As experts in wrapping everything from walls and buildings to fleets of vehicles, Designs employs more than 35 people at their premises in Hull. As well as offering vehicle livery services, they have carried out projects in industries including retail, education, commercial and property development.

The company works across a wide range of sectors, with major clients in the sports sector, including Premier League and European football clubs, rugby league and union sides and indoor competitions like the world darts and snooker championships.

[Natalie Murphy – Pace Communications]