East Riding homeless support van receives new ‘stand-out’ makeover

A vehicle that is used to help the homeless has been given a ‘stand-out’ reflective livery wrap.

Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 1:03 pm
Casey Fawcett, Jesse Bentley, Greg Saunderson and Alex Dearing with the Emmaus Hull and East Riding outreach vehicle.

The bright orange livery wrap will allow the van to be more noticeable on the road, standing out for people who are homeless or in need of support.

The vehicle belongs to homelessness charity Emmaus Hull and East Riding, which runs an outreach service in Hull to help the homeless.

The outreach team is made up of five employees and 15 volunteers and covers a large area across Hull and East Riding, including Bridlington.

The van plays a vital part in running the outreach service as it means large amounts of supplies and protective clothing can be offered to the homeless across the region.

The vehicle itself was funded by Arco in 2020 and the new reflective livery has been funded by Brandfixx, a Vehicle Livery Solutions company.

Using cutting edge 3D scanning technology, Brandfixx created a modular kit that perfectly fits every panel of the vehicle.

Alex Slater, finance and fundraising manager at Emmaus Hull and East Riding said: “It was great to work with Brandfixx and we are so grateful for their support in branding our van. We can be seen both day and night with the great reflective wrap. We rely on the vehicle to be able to do our work and to help reduce homelessness through the city and up to the furthest points in the East Riding.”

Greg Saunderson, managing director of Brandfixx said; “Working with Emmaus was a pleasure. Having the opportunity to partner with them on their donated outreach vehicle gave us the chance to implement our new branding technology. With Emmaus receiving a fully reflective Brandfixx kit with Chapter 8 compliant chevrons, we know this vehicle will be seen and contribute to the great work they do.”

The outreach team are fundraising to complete one million steps while helping the homeless in the month of May.

Go to tinyurl.com/ams7veak if you would like to donate to the team’s step challenge.