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World’s largest sweet selection box printed for charity

The 3m box is stuffed full of sweets, weighing 40kg
The 3m box is stuffed full of sweets, weighing 40kg

A giant custom-printed selection box will be sold to raise money for charity by sister companies Envision Media and Grafit Display Hire.

Created just in time for Christmas, the 3m x 1.5m box of treats will be raffled off in aid of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

Following in a tradition of charitable oversized treats – including giant advent calendar and Toblerone – that the Skelmersdale company has printed in previous years, the box contains more than 100,000 calories, weighing in at 40kg.

The box has 109 different confections to delight the winner

Building and printing the box, Envision and Grafit smashed their previous record for a selection box, set in 2022, by a third.

Owner-director of both firms, Paul Harrison, told Printweek that the group was always keen to put its large-format printing skills to use for good.

He said: “We have created many different unique campaigns like this in the past, all with the goal of raising money for incredible causes. 

“That is why we decided to turn something that everyone knows and loves into a spectacle. 

“We believe it is really important for companies who are able to, to let staff – who do incredible work, day in, day out – to let their creativity flourish and support causes close to their hearts.

“That’s why we believe Alder Hey Children’s Charity is a more-than-worthy cause for us to raise money for, and it is a place that I have had experience with.”

The box and lid itself were cut from 10mm Stadr board, V-grooved on a Zund G3 XL3200, before being edge wrapped in Mactac JT8500 printed on an HP Latex 800W.

The box will be going on tour from the firms’ site in Lancashire, popping up at various charity events including Aintree’s last race of the season, the Santa Dash, and at Alder Hey Hospital itself.

Tickets for the charity raffle, open until 15 December, are available online for £1 each here.