Over the bank holiday weekend, we threw open our doors at Langley Mill depot for a fun-filled day involving staff, customers, local traders and community groups.
Jaime Mighty celebrates with our Managing Director, Jeff Counsell, our Commerical Director, Alex Hornby and the rest of the trentbarton team.
Thousands of visitors flocked to trentbarton's Big 100th Birthday Party, which also aimed to raise money for our charity for the year, the Lewis Mighty Fund.
Jeff Counsell, Managing Director explained: “The day was a huge success, and we were even blessed with fantastic weather!"
“A display of vintage buses attracted a lot of attention and a selection of funfair rides proved a hit with children and big kids alike. At the same time, a number of local community groups were also able to boost their own fundraising efforts with stalls and other attractions.”
The success of the birthday bash prompted many visitors to post comments on our facebook page, trentbarton LIVE, including Neil Wise who said: “Well worth the 300-mile round trip to visit this – trentbarton, you can be very proud of what you achieved."
Meanwhile Yvette Anne Williams posted: “It was a brill day and the weather was lush, we all enjoyed it.”
The main beneficiary of the event was the Lewis Mighty Fund, a charity set up in memory of the Derby youngster who died from Neuroblastoma, one of the most common forms of childhood cancer. It now raises money for children receiving cancer treatment at Nottingham Hospitals NHS Trust.
Jaime Mighty, Lewis’s mum, joined in the party celebrations and said she was delighted at the support the fund has received from trentbarton.
“It’s fantastic to have such a high-profile company behind our cause and we are very grateful for their help in raising our profile and for the money they have raised,” she said.
Jeff added: “I would like to thank everyone who helped to make our special day so memorable whilst raising so much money for a very worthy cause.”
Take a look at more pictures from the day by clicking here.