VolksMagic Presents ...

A Very Special Visitor Dropped By

To Lend A Hand With The Build!

2022 Donation Collection Points

Handing Over The Keys To Last Year's Winner!

This Year, It could be You!

Santa's A Gangster

Ok, let me explain how it all started; It is such a simple concept really and all started from one boy and one girl toy! Each year my wife and I would buy a couple of toys and then donate them to whoever was collecting that year. One year it was BRMB, the next it was West Brom building society and so on. Then, my wife’s workplace held a collection for a local family centre, so we joined in.

I mentioned this at work (VolksMagic), and everyone wanted to donate, so in came the gifts, and then a few more and then even more as the word spread via family, friends, and our work contacts. Boo Lewis and his fantastic VW crew then came on board and started collecting for us and held an auction in a local pub which was a huge success.

We decided to make it a regular thing and Santa’s A Gangster was born! Yes, I know it’s an unusual name, but it suits everyone involved with the project. Our collections come from far and wide and encompasses the VW community. A few years later, I was introduced to Operation Santa, where I instantly felt the warmth connection and passion from Eileen Fielding and her colleagues. We put our heads together and have worked hard to make it what it is today.

The help and support along the way has been amazing and each year, we launch the event at the VDubs in the Valley show, which is owned and operated by Garry Beerbuz Aulton and his wife Hayley. Not only do they host a Christmas party for us, but they also run a reverse Santa (where you bring the gifts to fill the raffle car) and auction off a host of gifts that are donated by their many generous traders.

As it has grown, Gary and Bill became ambassadors to Santa’s A Gangster and this year we have welcomed Lee Ashbourne to the team who is going to be dealing with the Techie side of things whilst ensuring his WVVW group are kept busy collecting toys and raising essential funds.  None of this would be possible without you though, and we welcome you all, regardless of your reason; our network is nothing without you!

A penny or a pound, a bar of soap or a pallet of shower gel; we have had it all and believe me every single donation makes a difference. We will be keeping this site updated over the coming weeks and months, adding details of drop-off points for donations, special fund-raising events and so much more, so make sure you keep on popping back!

If you would like to donate but are concerned about going out due to current restrictions, please do not worry as you can use Amazon Drop to ship gifts direct to our door at VolksMagic. Alternatively, you can make a cash donation via PayPal and ask us to choose a gift for you; it really is that simple! We are NOT going to let COVID beat us!

As always, this year’s raffle will be held at the Crosswells Pub on Whyley Walk in Oldbury, where Paul and Tina Archer always make us welcome. Obviously, this is once again subject to change depending on any lockdown restrictions are in place and what Tier we are operating under, but have no fear, we’ll find a way to make it work!

2020 is going to be our toughest year yet, but Santa’s a Gangster and he is determined to make this year a success.

Thanks in advance - Magic & Co.


The man behind the madness - Lee Southerton


Who are VolksMagic?

VolksMagic are an established and well respected VW based restoration and custom workshop based in Oldbury, West Midlands, near junction 2 of the M5 motorway.

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V dubs in the Valley

V Dubs in the valley is Bridgnorth's VW show, combining live music, stunning dubs and beautiful scooters with that chilled out family vibe of a traditional VW show.

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Jims Final cruise

Jim Cousins was one of Santa's a Gangster's biggest supporters and whilst he is sadly no longer with us, his spirit rides on in everything we do and he will neve be forgotten.

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Sids Paint Shop

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Marlie Automotive Supplies

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Old Skool Parts Shop

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Paul Holmes was our lucky 2021 Herbie winner and to say he was shocked is a bit of an understatement. He handed over the keys to his wife!


Liz was our lucky winner in 2019 and picked up the keys to a gorgeous redTommo Edition VW Beetle cabby that came loaded with little extras.


In 2018, Jo Ward became the winner of our first raffle car and drove away from our North Pole Volksmagic HQ in a stunning Mk1 Golf Caddy.

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