Bus company’s support for Poppyscotland appeal

War veterans and cadets will be boarding National Express Dundee’s buses this weekend to boost the annual Poppyscotland appeal. 

Around 80 young people from the Sea Cadets, Army Cadets and Air Training Corps plus a number of other volunteers will be travelling around the city as part of the annual fundraising drive on Saturday 8 November. The bus operator has arranged to transport the charity’s collectors around its network for free on that day, as they collect donations ahead of the traditional Remembrance Sunday events.  

National Express’s support for Remembrance activity is part of the group’s Military Promise, which also includes guaranteed job interviews for ex-service personnel, a month’s free travel for those leaving the forces and looking for work, and extra leave for employees who are also reservists.  

Poppyscotland Area Organiser Major (Rtd) Allan Donnelly visited National Express Dundee’s Dock Street garage on Monday 3rd November with Convenor Capt (Rtd) Bill Naismith to present Managing Director Phil Smith with a framed certificate of appreciation for the support which the bus operator provides each year.

Published 4th November 2014