Barnes Coaches fundraising Mystery Tour

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Swindon-based Barnes Coaches ran a fundraising Mystery Tour between December 8-12.

The destinations of the five-day trip were initially unknown to the passengers, but turned out to be various places in Devon.

Over £1,000 was raised for the company’s chosen charity, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

On the Tuesday passengers enjoyed a tour of the South Hams, stopping at Dartmouth and Totnes. Wednesday was a free day in Paignton, and on Thursday there was a tour of Dartmoor.

The vehicle used for the trip was a VDL Bova Futura 2 53-seater bought by the company in March of this year. The coach was decorated for the festive season and the driver, Barry Telling, dressed up as Santa for one of the five days.

Luke Barnes, Director of Barnes Coaches, told CBW: “Our Mystery Tours are a different way of raising money for charity. We try to do one fundraising Mystery Tour a year – this year being our third. Everybody who went had a nice time.”