Festive Mini Electric embarks on a charity tour dressed as a Christmas tree

It's starting a five-week tour in order to spread festive cheer and raise money for three charities

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A MINI Electric dressed up like a Christmas tree is embarking on a five-week journey across the UK to spread festive cheer and raise money for three important charities; the MS TrustDuchenne UK and Alzheimer’s Society.

Lighting the way after the Festive MINI Electric’s first public appearance at The Lexicon Bracknell in Berkshire, on the 25th November, the car will travel to various locations around the UK, driven by project creator Nicholas ‘Nico’ Martin.

This Mini has been wrapped in 2,000 smart LED lights by a company called Twinkly, making it look just like a Christmas tree – the kind Mr Bean would probably approve of.

Nico started this project over a year ago when he hand-wrapped his MINI in fairy lights and displayed it in his local town of Bracknell. However, in December 2020, without the usual Christmas switch-on displays delivering much-needed festive spirit, Nico realised he could use the Festive MINI to bring joy and positivity to people on their own doorsteps, whilst also raising awareness and over £5000 for the MS Trust and Duchenne UK, two charities very close to his heart.

“I’m so pleased to be back with the Festive MINI charity tour. I just knew last year I had an opportunity to cheer people up and also to raise funds for the MS Trust and Duchenne UK. Both charities mean a lot to me - unfortunately, my mother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis six years ago, and in 2019 I was asked to take the Festive MINI to surprise an incredible young boy, Marcus Rooks, who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy," Nico said.

"When I saw his face light up with so much joy and excitement, I realised that I had created something truly special. Ever since meeting him and learning about his condition, I’ve wanted to support him in any way I can," he added.

If you want to learn more about Nico's mission and wish to donate, check out the link below

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Comments (5)

  • Sweeeet! A very gay christmas tree, or is that just me seeing more than there is?

      8 days ago
  • Looks like it’s supporting the LGBQT as well lol

      8 days ago
  • Hope the Christmas lights have their own power source. The Mini E’s range is pathetic enough already. If the car is powering the lights too, it’d be lucky to make it to the end of the street.

      8 days ago
  • That is creative and a lot of work! Nice job Nico!

      9 days ago