On Friday 21st December 2018, Warrington’s Own Buses will operate their two heritage vehicles on normal stage carriage services throughout the town.
For one day only, Warrington’s Own Buses will be operating their vintage East Lancs bodied Leyland PD2 and open top Volvo Olympian on normal services, with all fares donated to St Rocco’s Hospice.
The Warrington’s Own Buses management team, as well as Father Christmas, will be on board with complimentary chocolates for passengers.
The East Lancs bodied Leyland PD2 double decker (BED 729C) entered service for Warrington Transport in 1965, whilst the open top Alexander bodied Volvo Olympian originally started life in the Republic of Ireland as Dublin Bus’ RA319 (96-D-319), before entering service in Warrington in 2008.
St Rocco’s Hospice is a charity which provides care and support to people with terminal or life-limiting illnesses in the Warrington Borough. Alongside its hospice in Bewsey, St Rocco’s Hospice also provides care for patients in their own homes.
The hospice also operates a number of charity shops.
Warrington’s Own Buses chair, Cllr. Cathy Mitchell said: “For a second year running, we will have our special buses out to spread some festive cheer. We’ve done a lot in the past 12 months to reduce fares and improve services and we have more to come in 2019. It is also fitting to make a donation to St Rocco’s Hospice as it is such a worthwhile charity”.
To find out more about St Rocco’s Hospice, please visit their website.