bus ticket boost for community groups

A Scout Group in Radcliffe and a day nursery in Bingham are sharing a £500 windfall generated from sales of a new weekly bus ticket.

The welcome donations to 1st Radcliffe Cubs and Scouts and Bingham Day Nursery are from the sale of weekly tickets sold on the radcliffe line and xprss, routes that connect the two communities with Nottingham city centre.

UK Bus Driver of the Year, Barry Allitt presents the donation

For each ticket sold we have donated £1 to a special fund set up by the company to help develop valuable community projects.

Explained Commercial Director Alex Hornby: "We are committed to supporting the communities we serve and both the Scouts and the nursery are doing great work. We are pleased to be able to support them in this way."

The nursery will be using the donation to help fund a series of events aimed at engaging fathers with their children's education, and owner manager Denea Hardy said the windfall was a welcome surprise.

"The donation is a lovely gesture and will enable us to extend our programme of events and parenting courses that have seen fathers joining in a wide range of creative activities with their children."

Meanwhile the Scout Group, which has recently returned from annual camp, will put the money towards the ongoing refurbishment of their headquarters in Walkers Yard.

Commented Cub Leader Kate Ward: "I would like to thank trent barton for the donation which will go towards much-needed improvements to our HQ."

Introduced at the end of May, the new tickets - which can be bought directly from the bus driver - enable seven days travel between Radcliffe and Nottingham and Bingham and Nottingham are priced at £16 and £18 respectively.

"Since they were launched the tickets have proved a huge success and, over the summer, customers have had the added satisfaction of knowing that they helped to support two worthy causes," added Alex.



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