The Bath Business Improvement District (BID) opens its charitable Bath Gift Wrapping Station today, Thursday 28th November, just as the Bath Christmas Market starts.
Shoppers will be able to take their presents along and have them expertly wrapped in beautiful Bath paper.
Open for the second year in a row, the free Gift Wrapping Station has supersized this year on the back of the success of 2018.
This year the wrapping station has a much more prominent location – 4 Union Street (formerly Dune Shoes) and is open for nearly twice as long.
It opens as the Christmas Market starts and will run through to Christmas Eve, 24th December.
The station is open from 2-5pm every day and everyone’s presents will be wrapped by a team of highly trained volunteers.
All the donations accepted at the wrapping station will go to the local homeless charity, Julian House.
Last year, the wrapping station raised nearly £3000 for the charity and there are high hopes to double that number this year.
Bath BID levy payers have chosen Julian House as the recipient of this fundraising initiative.
Many people work together with Bath BID and Julian House to help provide this service. Over 100 local residents and workers will donate their time to wrapping presents.
SteersMcGillanEves, a Bath-based graphics agency designed the wrapping paper; Suited & Booted filmed the gift wrapping training video, and landlords the Charities Property Fund and agents Smith Coley provided the central location.
Allison Herbert, CEO of Bath BID, commented: “We are delighted to provide the wrapping station for the shoppers of Bath. It is such a special city for Christmas shopping, and we are keen to add to the positive festive feelings with this luxury added-value service.
“Visitors can come along with their chosen gift wrap or we can provide it. It is free of charge at the point of service, but we would be delighted to receive donations to Julian House. It is such a worthy cause.”