Chris Brierley, Engineering Manager at Transdev, helped to fit the first of the poppies to buses at Transdev’s Burnley depot. He says the poppies are being prominently displayed on the front of its buses to encourage passengers to support the annual appeal, a cause close to many hearts in Yorkshire.
Chris says: “We wanted to do something to visibly show our support for the Poppy Appeal on the front of our buses, so that when our passengers begin their journeys, they really can’t miss the big poppy on the front of the bus.
“The Poppy Appeal is a wonderful cause and our whole team is 100 per cent behind this. It’s really important that we take time out to remember the sacrifices made to win the freedom we all enjoy today.”
The Royal British Legion is welcoming Transdev’s initiative.
Helen Mason, Community Fundraiser for The Royal British Legion in Lancashire said: “The Poppy Appeal 2016 is encouraging the public to recognise the service and sacrifices made across all generations of the British Armed Forces. By placing a Poppy on the front of each of their buses, Transdev are reminding the public about Remembrance and The Poppy Appeal, whilst raising much needed funds to support anyone who is currently serving in the British Armed Forces, veterans and their families.”
The large size commemorative poppies will be displayed on the front of buses run by each of Transdev’s seven bus companies across the North of England, ensuring that its tribute will be seen by thousands of people from Preston and Manchester in the west to Whitby, Scarborough and Bridlington in the east.