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Stagecoach

STAGECOACH EAST MIDLANDS SUPPORTS THE 2018 POPPY APPEAL

06 Nov 2018

  • Stagecoach East Midlands is offering free bus travel to Armed Forces personnel carrying ID on Remembrance Sunday
  • Over 500 local buses will wear poppies with pride  
  • Activity supports the British Legion ‘Thank you’ Campaign marking 100 years since the end of World War I

  

Stagecoach East Midlands is supporting military personnel past and present this Remembrance Sunday (11 November 2018).

 

This year as part of the transport companies activities to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts- Stagecoach East Midlands will be placing a poppy on each of its 500 buses across the region and posters on board encouraging ‘Text to Donate’.

 

In addition a contribution has been made to the Royal British Legion, enabling all drivers who choose to wear a poppy to do so.

 

On Remembrance Sunday Stagecoach East Midlands will also be offering free travel to military, ex- military and emergency service personnel who are in full uniform and at 11am drivers have been asked to observe the two minutes silence, where safe to do so.

 

Remembrance Sunday is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.

 

With Remembrance services planned at memorials in Hull, Lincoln, Grimsby, Skegness, Worksop and Mansfield it is hoped that personnel wishing to pay their respects will take up the offer to travel across the East Midlands to the service of their choice.

 

Matt Cranwell, Managing Director of Stagecoach East Midlands said; “Once again, we are proud to be supporting Remembrance Sunday in this way by. This year, 100 years after World War I ended, we are supporting our armed forces to say Thank you to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world.

“Through our support we hope we can send a clear message to our Armed Forces communities across our region that we appreciate and recognise the commitment they have made to our country over the years.”

Stagecoach Group signed the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Corporate Covenant in support of the Armed Forces Community. As a signatory of the Covenant, the company recognises the value serving personnel; regular and reservists, veterans and military families contribute to both the country and businesses across the country.