Stagecoach Daffodil Bus arrives in Worksop

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The ADL Enviro400 has been supporting Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal since March this year
The ADL Enviro400 has been supporting Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal since March this year

Stagecoach East Midlands has launched a bright yellow bus displaying tributes to local people, which will be travelling around Worksop to raise awareness of the work done by cancer charity Marie Curie.

The Daffodil Bus was launched in March to help raise £1,000 for Marie Curie this spring and summer by encouraging people to submit messages to be printed on the double-decker ADL Enviro400.

The vehicle has entered service in Worksop, where it will remain until August 27.

The vehicle is supporting the charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal, which is Marie Curie’s largest annual fundraising campaign. The bus features messages from people wanting to show their support for, or pay tribute to a family member or friend.

Michelle Hargreaves, Managing Director for Stagecoach East Midlands, said: “We are delighted that we are able to show our support for such an important cause, this is all about paying respects to family members and friends and hopefully making people think, when they see the bus, what they can do to help.

“Not only has it raised money for an incredible charity, it raises awareness of the vital work that Marie Curie does for people across our region – providing care and support to people affected by terminal illness.”

A minimum donation of £5 was asked for in order for donating passengers to have their message placed on the vehicle, with all proceeds going to the charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal. People had the option of adding their own name and location to the daffodil.

Gary Burr, Community Fundraiser at Marie Curie, said: “We are really pleased that Stagecoach is supporting Marie Curie. The bus looks fantastic and we are pleased with the donations so far. We would love more people to support the Daffodil appeal during the spring and summer.

“The Daffodil Bus is a really thoughtful way for people to honour their loved ones and I hope the community will take comfort in this and remember its friends and family with fond memories.”