Cardiff Bus banish blues
Cardiff Bus made a number of gestures to cheer up its passengers on ‘Blue Monday’, the third Monday of January, which is thought to be the most depressing day of the year. One passenger in particular, Natalie Harvey, was hand delivered her tickets by Max Birbraer and Brad Plumton from her favourite ice hockey team, the Cardiff Devils. A ‘cheer up crew’ from the operator gave out bunches of flowers from Betty’s Florists, chocolate brownies from the Chocolate Brownie Company, pies and pasties from Peter’s Foods and shopping vouchers from St David’s shopping centre. Stand up comedian Dan Mitchell was also on hand to put a smile on commuters’ faces.
Business Development Manager at Cardiff Bus, Gareth Stevens, said, ‘Our customers are very important to us and we wanted to spread a little cheer and lift their spirits on what is dubbed the most depressing day of the year. It was great to surprise Natalie with a visit from the Cardiff Devils. We hope it cheered up her Monday. Thanks to all our partners who have helped us cheer up our customers.’