TWO social media stars want to spread some joy for hard-up families in their town.

The Bald Builders will tour Littlehampton in their van-turned Santa’s grotto.

They have earned a huge following on social media with their posts on Instagram and Facebook about their plans to spread a great deal of cheer over the festive period.

Sam Hughes, 26, and Brad Hanson, 36, aim to help Father Christmas hand out 5,000 presents in time for the big day.

They have converted a flat bed truck which has been dubbed The Bald Sleigh.

With the pandemic and lockdown leading to the cancellation of countless festive events, the jack-of-all-trades duo decided to bring a measure of joy to their community in Littlehampton in a socially distanced way with a simple message, which is “Boris ain’t gonna stop Christmas for us.”

Sam Hughes, one half of The Bald Builders, told the PA news agency: “We are turning a flatbed van into a moving grotto, very much like a carnival float.

“We are basically going to drive round the whole of where we live playing the Christmas song, letting the kids come out (and) putting presents on the floor.

“We are going to drive round the whole of the town over the two days and basically give out as many presents as we possibly can.”

Mr Hughes, 26, and fellow Bald Builder Brad Hanson, 36, hope to hand out presents to 5,000 children in the seaside town.

Mr Hughes added: “Brad has a full custom Santa suit being made to measure and Brad’s wife is being Mrs Claus.

“I’m going to be a head elf.

“We are going to drive around all the roads and we are going to walk beside it giving out the presents with music playing... a bit like the old ice cream van.”

The present distribution extravaganza is set to take place on December 19 and 20 in and around the town.

The event follows other Bald Builders’ efforts to promote children’s wellbeing.

They included their recent burger and book day where they provided 250 free meals for children in the local area following the free school meals row.

The pair, who continue to work as builders, have a huge fanbase with more than one million followers across Facebook and Instagram.

Although their latest challenge is the biggest yet they are relishing the opportunity to bring some festive cheer to the town as the battle goes on to overcome the coronavirus pandemic across the United Kingdom.