You may have seen Hattie, one of our original open top Skegness Seasiders out and about taking people to all the fun places whilst they are on holiday. Well, now you can ‘Get Chatty with Hattie’ as she embarks on a new adventure as a community bus.
Hattie has been redesigned to promote a safe place for people to come along and chat with new seating areas and tables, tea and coffee making facilities, a children’s Wendy house, games, chalkboard and magnetic wall games. She has been adapted to host families and the elderly and encourage the community to come together.
The initiative is part of our efforts to offer support and advice about mental health, in line with ‘Time to Talk’, a pledge to provide support to employees. As well as offering information and access to mental health support for staff, we have gone further and extended this to the public through events and other initiatives. Hattie is one way in which we hope to support those in the wider community.
Look out for Hattie as she will be touring the East Midlands, supporting us in our efforts to bring communities together, promote health and well-being and provide an important space for families and children, as well as older people, to meet, take part in fun activities, and ‘get chatty with Hattie!'
Hattie loves taking people on their holidays to all the fun places, but she can't catch up with her Seasider friends. Can she find a way to keep up and still see the people laugh and smile?
Book price: £2.50 (plus £1.24 postage)
At least 50p of each sale will be donated to: Age UK – the charity that aims to make the UK a great place to grow older
Like this book? Find out about Hattie's Seasider friends in our collection of Seasider books
Save on postage costs when you buy more than one book at the same time!
1-2 books - pay £1.24 postage
3-4 books - pay £1.64 postage
5-6 books - pay £2.30 postage
You can also buy them over the phone with a credit or debit card. Call us on 0345 605 0 605. All books are posted 1st Class on the same day as you order, if ordered before 2pm.
Did you know that Hattie has lots of friends in both Skegness and Cleethorpes?
You can find our Skegness Seasiders, Rocky, Candy, Pierre, Sandy, Salty, Shelly, Rolly, Milly, Sweetie, Sunny and Teddy by visiting the Skegness Seasiders website
You can find our Cleethorpes Seasiders, Lolly and Splash along the Cleethorpes seafront.
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Conditions of use
We hope that you enjoy using Hattie the Seasider for your event. In order to ensure that Hattie can continue to serve our communities, organisations are required to agree to the conditions.
The ‘hirer’ refers to the person(s) or organisation which requested use of Hattie for community or charity based events. The vehicle cannot be used for hire or reward under any circumstances.
The vehicle is loaned to charities, community groups and other organisations free of charge. Stagecoach does not receive any payments for use of the vehicle, including the cost of fuel or the driver.