Our charity of the year for 2016 and 2017, as voted for by our team, is When you wish upon a Star, a fantastic charity which is close to the hearts of many across the East Midlands, and one that we’re honoured to be involved with. 

As well as granting all kinds of wishes for children, one of When you wish upon a Star’s main activities is sending poorly children to Lapland for a magical holiday with Santa and his helpers.

Throughout 2016 and 2017 our teams will be working hard to raise funds to help get as many children as possible to Lapland. Each seat for a child and their guardian costs £900, so we're going to be holding fun-filled events across trentbartonland to help get them there.


ways to support our charity of the year


charity of the year merchandise

We'll be selling some fantastic trentbarton and When you wish upon a Star merchandise, including badges of our iconic bod characters and vintage style trentbarton coasters. Check out our travel shops, located in Broadmarsh and Victoria bus stations in Nottingham, Derby bus station, and Sutton for your chance to own some limited edition merchandise.

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You can even name one of trentbarton's buses! namesake is a charity appeal started by a dear friend of the company, Heather Ward, back in 1991. Since it started over £100,000 has been raised for Derby's breast cancer unit, and now Heather has taken a back seat trentbarton is proudly continuing namesake in support of our charity of the year.

You can name our buses after anybody or anything, it can be a loved one, a family member, a group or organisations, you can even name one after your cat!

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fundraising events

Our team are also organising loads of fun events and activities to help us reach our goal. We've already got plans for cake sales, 'It's-a-knockout' challenges, a Dragon Boat Challenge and much more! Keep an eye on our news page, as well as our social media for updates on events you can support and even get involved in.

You can also donate even if you don't take part. Check our fundraising page here.