Designs backs Lee Rigby Foundation

29th Mar

The team at Designs Signage Solutions took time out of their schedules to wrap the foundation’s new show vehicle, which travels across the country to grow the charity’s profile and help raise money for those in need.
Fully wrapped in a grey camouflage, the design was digitally printed on high-performance Arlon XLP wrapping vinyl, with a matt laminate effect. This is a new service available from Designs, after becoming an official Arlon Vehicle Wrapping Platinum Partner in January 2019. Arlon material is supplied by William Smith Group 1832, which is a key supplier of Designs.
The bespoke show vehicle will now be exhibited at car shows across the UK, standing out from the crowd to elevate the Lee Rigby Foundation both to the public and to those who may benefit from its work.
Rob Daysley, managing director at Designs Signage Solutions, said: “When the Lee Rigby Foundation got in touch to ask if we could help them, we were more than happy to oblige.
“Wrapping the charity’s show vehicle will really help to raise awareness of the organisation, so we were keen to get involved and assist. It’s important to get the word out about the vital work that they do to people that may not be aware of it, so if our work helps even one individual we would be delighted.”
Lyn Rigby, founder and trustee of the Lee Rigby Foundation, said: “Designs has carried out some brilliant work on our bespoke show vehicle. This project is a real asset to Lee in keeping his memory alive and maintaining awareness for the Lee Rigby Foundation. A heartfelt thanks to Designs Signage Solutions for their fantastic work.”
Founded by Lyn and Ian Rigby after the premature loss of their son, Fusilier Lee Rigby, the charity aims to support people suffering from bereavement or loss, relieving mental and physical distress and saving lives through contact, support and holistic alternative care. This is provided through retreat and respite centres, alongside promoting activities that are proven to benefit health.
Lyn’s own experience was compelling evidence that family support of this kind was truly needed to help other families in similar situations.
The Lee Rigby Foundation also pledges to provide support for family members of veterans who are suffering from PTSD, as well as the impact of bereavements and other similar problems that are often encountered by members of the armed forces once they return home.
The stresses of bereavement and the consequences of traumatic experiences can be highly acute and profoundly life-changing, and often they find that there is no escape from their personal anguish, which becomes an ever-heavier and more intense burden.
To help with this, the organisation is working to provide places of complete peace and safety, where people can get away from all the pressures of the outside world, de-stress, and begin recovering from bereavement, or trauma, or often both.
This includes the Lee Rigby House, which is an idyllic retreat for those who need to escape from their everyday demands. People can stay any length of time from a day or two, to a couple of weeks – it’s completely their choice.
Designs Signage Solutions supports a number of charities locally and nationally, and places priority on working with the local community to help those less fortunate. Initiatives in the past have seen the team donate their services, money and create campaigns to donate gifts to local women’s charities.
Founded in 1993, Designs has grown to become one of the UK’s leading signage and vehicle branding companies. Continuously investing in the latest technology and equipment, it strives to meet client demand for high quality, innovative design.
This includes recruiting additional experienced staff to expand in-house capability to offer one of the most creative design services on the market.
Positioned as an award-winning business in vehicle branding, having won the prestigious MACtac Worldwide Award for vehicle graphics, Designs puts its success down to ensuring the expectations of clients are met and surpassed. 

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