trentbarton provide a seasonal treat for youngsters on a specialist hospital ward as part of our centenary celebrations.
We're giving away 100 gifts to mark 100 years’ service to communities in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and beyond, and the first to benefit are children being treated on the Children’s Cancer Ward at Nottingham City Hospital.
Jaime Mighty (centre) and Gill Morrison, a Patron of the Lewis Mighty Fund, help launch trentbarton’s centenary bus, while Jeff Counsell hands out the Easter egg treats.
During the unveiling of a special gold-coloured centenary bus, we handed over 10 Easter eggs to Jaime Mighty of the Lewis Mighty Fund, which is working in partnership with the hospital to raise money for young cancer sufferers.
The Fund is also our adopted charity for the year and Jaime says she’s delighted at the support we've shown so far.
“The eggs will go down a treat on the ward, and the centenary bus also displays our logo which we hope will help to raise the profile of the charity and boost our fund raising efforts,” Jaime explained.
The Lewis Mighty Fund was originally founded to help meet the cost of specialist treatment for Jaime’s son, but now raises money to help other children after the Derby youngster lost his brave fight against cancer.
Jeff Counsell, Managing Director, commented: “The charity benefits children from across the areas we serve and so there couldn’t be a more appropriate cause for us to support in this landmark year.
“It is also fitting that it is the first to receive presents as part of our 100 trentbarton treats for 100 years campaign, which we’ll be running throughout the rest of 2013.
“I would also like to thank Jaime for helping us launch our centenary bus, which features the names of 100 people who’ve made a contribution towards the success of the company.”
With its striking gold livery, the bus looks set to become a familiar sight on local roads as it makes guest appearances on many trentbarton routes. It will also be the centre of attention at several events to be staged as part of the anniversary celebrations.