Transdev charity event in June

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E66JFV, a Volvo B10M Alexander P Type, is one of the heritage vehicles confirmed for the event. CHRIS NEWTON

Transdev Blazefield is holding a family fun day event and charity football match at the AFC Darwen ground (BB3 0BB) on June 4, 2017

The event, dubbed the ‘No Salad or Lycra Family Fun Day,’ is in aid of a charity Three Peaks Challenge being undertaken by ‘The Sloth,’ a man who is looking to cycle 500 miles from Fort William to Caernarfon and scale the three national peaks of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in the space of 120 hours. The No Salad or Lycra fundraising campaign gets its name from The Sloth’s refusal to use either salad or lycra to assist him in the endeavour.

The Fun Day will take place from 1100-1800hrs. Several preserved buses are expected to appear at the event, including a Burnley & Pendle-liveried Volvo B10M Alexander P Type (E66JFV), a Blackburn Transport-liveries East Lancs Leyland Atlantean (OCW8X) and a still to be confirmed Darwen-liveried 1968 Leylend double-decker (JTF219F).

The event will see what the organisers are calling the biggest football match in East Lancashire history taking place between teams from Transdev’s Blackburn Depot and Burnley Depot. The winning team will receive the ‘No Salad or Lycra’ trophy.

Also taking place on the day will be face painting, a kids football match and other football games, a cake stall, tug of war competition, bouncy castle and welly throwing competition. Food and a bar will be available throughout the event.

All proceeds from the day will be going to The Sloth’s nominated charities for his challenge: Alzheimer’s Society, Help 4 Homeless Veterans and Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue.