Mini UK to unveil their first ELECTRIC car
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The MINI Electric will be making its first public appearance at The Lexicon Bracknell in Berkshire on November 25. The car will travel around the UK visiting various locations, being driven by the creator of the project, Nicholas ‘Nico’ Martin.
Nico’s road trip will be raising money for three important charities: MS Trust, Duchenne UK and Alzheimer’s Society.
The project originally started with Nico hand-wrapping his MINI in fairy lights and displaying it in his local town of Bracknell.
This took a new form in December 2020 when most of the UK was plunged into another lockdown and most events showcasing the switch-on of Christmas lights were cancelled.
Nico took matters into his own hands and took his festive MINI to people’s doorsteps to raise the festive spirit.
Along the way, he managed to raise awareness and over £5,000 for the MS Trust and Duchenne UK, two charities very close to his heart.
Nico spoke of the project and what it meant to him, saying: “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.
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“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.”
This year, Nico is also raising money for Alzheimer’s Society and has rallied the support from MINI UK.
The 2,000 LEDs on the vehicle will be courtesy of Italian smart lighting company Twinkly to help Nico stand out and raise as much money as possible.
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