Organising Honk for Hope UK

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A lot of work went on behind the scenes to organise Honk for Hope. Jonathan Welch talks to organiser Jenna Rush, to find out more about how the Honk for Hope UK movement came about and what went into organising the countrywide events

Following on from the successful Honk for Hope movement in Germany, where the government there allocated funding to help the coach industry through the coronavirus pandemic, operators in the UK followed suit, spearheaded by Jenna Rush of Newcastle-based North East Coach Travel. Since 1 July, events have been held across the UK in the north-east, north-west, south-west, as well as the capital cities of London, Edinburgh and Cardiff.

The first London event brought the industry’s plight right to the doorstep of Westminster and contributed to raising awareness of the difficulties the industry is facing among the general public. The day after the first London demonstration, CBW sat down with Jenna to hear more about what went on behind the scenes, as well as find out about the person whose name is now familiar to operators across the country.

A number of operators sent Jenna flowers after Honk for Hope took to the streets of London, as a thank you for the effort she put in to organising the event. JONATHAN WELCH

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