Xplore Dundee is offering free bus travel to war veterans and army cadets collecting for the annual Poppyscotland appeal on Sunday 8th November 2015.
Young people from the Sea Cadets, Army Cadets and Air Training Corps plus a number of other volunteers will be journeying around the city as part of the annual fundraising drive on Saturday 7th 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 Covenant, 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.
In keeping with tradition, all Xplore Dundee buses will mark two minutes silence this Remembrance Sunday (8th November). Drivers will pull to the side of the road - where safe to do so - to allow the two minutes silence to take place this Sunday at 11:00.
Elsie Turbyne, Managing Director of Xplore Dundee, said: “We hold a two minute silence on our buses every Remembrance Day to honour the brave men and women who fought for our country. All drivers are requested to pull over for two minutes, when safe to do so, before continuing with their journey. We hope our customers will join us in observing this silence and paying our respects."
Published 6th November 2015