EYMS’s best Big Bus Day…
This year’s EYMS’ Big Bus Day held at Hull’s Streetlife Museum beat last year’s previous record 5,600 attendance. Visitors this year are estimated to have totalled 7,200. Well over £4000 was raised for the NSPCC from donations and the sale of programmes, memorabilia, models and photos (and Shippshapes cushions and slippers) with some additional money being collected on the day by other charity stalls representing the Hull People’s Memorial and The Royal British Legion.
….and Poppy Bus
EYMS’s recent Big Bus Day saw the first outing of the operator’s Poppy Bus. The double decker has been given a livery featuring a poppy and the words ‘Lest We Forget’ to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. EYMS Chairman, Peter Shipp, said, ‘I felt it only right and appropriate that we should do something to help recognise this important anniversary of the start of a war where so many men, including many from this area, gave their lives.’