Fleet & Hart Lions Clubs have taken delivery of a new Santa Sleigh ahead of their Christmas charity fundraising tour of streets in Fleet and Church Crookham during December.
Santa took the new sleigh for a test drive at the Fleet Festivities on Wednesday when he popped in to switch on the town centre festive lights. Over 8000 residents packed Fleet town centre to celebrate the start of the festive season with a street market, entertainments and attractions. The town centre was pedestrianised for the evening as Fleet celebrated with a festive carnival atmosphere.
Signs Express (Farnborough) were delighted to be given the opportunity to sign write the sleigh with the Lions Club logo and seasonal message, maximising the charity’s visibility.
The sleigh was manufactured at Farnborough-based engineering firm Cove Industries who have been working on the sleigh since late summer together with a dedicated team from Fleet Lions Club. Gordon Day, Chairman at Cove Industries, said, “Our success is built upon our ability to deliver upon a diverse range of skills. I am proud that our team of engineers have taken this unusual project in their stride especially as it supports a local charity in the brilliant work that they do.”
Tim Burt, Centre Owner at Signs Express (Farnborough), said, “I was thrilled to be asked by Cove Industries to apply a little bit of extra sparkle to the Lions Christmas sleigh, especially when it is for a community activity which I recall from my childhood.”
Fleet Lions Club President, Brian Proctor, added, “Santa’s previous sleigh was nearly worn out and we are thrilled that the new sleigh will enable us to continue to raise money for local charities in the lead up to Christmas, before it returns to Lapland to prepare for Christmas deliveries.”
As part of the UK’s leading signs and graphics company, Signs Express (Farnborough) provides a complete design, manufacture and installation service for all signage, including interior and exterior signs, vehicle graphics, exhibition and display products and window graphics for businesses across North Hampshire.