Last month, a refurbished St Helens-based Wrightbus Pulsar was named in honour of Lynn Duffy. The unveiling ceremony took place in Victoria Square outside St Helens Town Hall.
Lynn set up the HoneyRose Foundation in 2004, after sadly losing three of her close friends to cancer. Starting from her bedroom at home, the foundation now has a team of nineteen people.
The HoneyRose Foundation has a shop on Cotham Street and a function room, which is also in St Helens town centre.
Over the past fourteen years, the HoneyRose Foundation has helped grant wishes for over 9,000 people, including trips to London and even organising weddings!
Lynn commented: “When I received the call to say that I had been selected I was in complete shock. My son hadn’t told me that he’d put me forward, so I was completely lost for words.
“I honestly feel so honoured to have won, it’s great to see that all of our hard work has been recognised and I think that this is a true reflection of every ounce of energy that the HoneyRose Foundation team puts into raising money all year round. I couldn’t do it without them all, and I’m grateful to them for believing in me and making the charity what it is today.”
The competition was launched by Arriva in celebration of the 150th anniversary of St. Helens, in a bid by Arriva to show their appreciation for such an historic town.
Lisa Pearson, Head of Marketing commented: “After so many heartwarming entries, the team at Arriva were touched to hear about how many lives Lynn has had an impact on over the last fourteen years. We feel honoured to be naming one of our buses after her.”
Lynn added: “All my life I have cared about people, I have raised funds for many charities but the HoneyRose Foundation has helped make me realise what’s important – life, people and memories.”
To find out more about the HoneyRose Foundation, please visit their website.