It is always good to hear of corporate businesses supporting charities that do tremendous work, so Steven Knight Media was impressed with the latest initiative from Stagecoach East Midlands - a company that we know well. Only last year Stagecoach East Midlands supported the Lincoln Poppy Appeal and now it plans to turn one of its Enviro 400 double deck buses yellow in support of Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal 2016.
Marie Curie provides care and support for people living with terminal illness and their families. The charity has been carrying out this vital work for over 65 years - last year alone they cared for over 40,000 people across the UK.
Every March, millions of people across the UK show their support for the Great Daffodil Appeal, which has been raising awareness and funds since 1986.
Stagecoach East Midlands has supported the charity for some time including in the past having a bus painted in a special promotional livery. Now for 2016 Stagecoach East Midlands will be launching a daffodil bus, which will take to the road in March.
The bus will be adorned with daffodils which will carry personal messages allowing people to remember their loved ones on the bus.
Messages will be subject to approval by Stagecoach East Midlands and a donation of a minimum of £5 is requested, which will be donated to the Great Daffodil Appeal.
Simply fill in the form below stating your name, contact details and the personalised message you’d like printing inside your daffodil; please note all messages are subject to approval by Stagecoach East Midlands.
Stagecoach East Midlands tells us that each daffodil will be printed onto vinyl with the personalised message in the centre then applied to the bus. Sponsors can also add their name and location, such as ‘donated by John Smith, Nettleham’. The daffodils will be placed on the bus at random.
Once the daffodil bus is out on the road it will operate across the Stagecoach East Midlands area including in Gainsborough, Grimsby, Hull, Lincoln, Mansfield, Newark, Retford, Scunthorpe, Skegness and Worksop.
Stagecoach East Midlands is accepting messages and donations until the end of February, but space on the bus is limited.
Help Stagecoach East Midlands to reach its target and fill the bus with daffodils.
Every donation counts and Steven Knight Media along with our friends at the Lincolnshire & East Yorkshire Transport Review (LEYTR) will be supporting this great
For more information, and to place a message visit the Stagecoach site at
Steven Knight is a Transport Specialist who has over 40 years experience in the bus and rail industries as well as in specialist transport journalism. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists.