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‘Hattie’s tour of Yorkshire’ brings popular community bus to Barnsley

21 Sep 2018

Hattie will be at Barnsley Interchange, 26 September, 9.30am to 1.00pm

Hattie, one of the original Skegness Seasiders retired from service in June, and was transformed into a community bus, kitted out with seating areas, tea and coffee making facilities, games and activities. She is supporting Stagecoach in their efforts to bring communities together and promote health and well-being around the area.

Originally launched to benefit Stagecoach employees, the health and well-being scheme has grown in size and now extends to providing the public with access to information through a variety of events. Hattie plays a key role in helping to deliver this to the wider community providing a comfortable backdrop for the events.

As part of 2018 National Inclusion Week members of the public are encouraged to stop by and come and have a chat with light refreshments and to have a look onboard the child friendly bus.

Matt Davies, Managing Director at Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: ‘We want to bring the community together for a cuppa and a chat to show that no-one needs to be alone.  In partnership with Age UK Barnsley, we’re delighted to be sending Hattie out on this tour to bring more people together and to tackle social isolation.

It’s the perfect opportunity for people to find out more about the charities we’re teaming up with, and spend the day getting to know others in their community. Do come along, and ‘get chatty with Hattie’!’

As part of her tour, Hattie will also be visiting Doncaster and Sheffield alongside Age UK to promote social inclusion, and provide a space for people to come together and enjoy the fun activities on board the bus.

Sheffield Cathedral, 25 September, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Doncaster Market on Friday 28 September, 10.00am to 4.00pm