Lothian Buses did not only open their doors on Doors Open Day last Saturday – they used the occasion to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support too.
Over 8,000 people came to visit their garage on Annandale Street and in doing so they helped the bus company raise £2,000 for Macmillan. These vital funds will help the charity to help local people and their families.
During the day Lothian Buses got 16 of their vintage vehicles out, including a 1949 Daimler, and took them for a spin on the number 26 route.
There were open top tours of the garage (thankfully not through the bus wash!), the chance to have your name put on the bus destination screen for a great photo opp and loads of fun things to do for children such as a bouncy castle.
The company also held a special preview event for 30 children from The Yard charity who, due to autism, can find crowds and noise difficult.
Richard Hall, Lothian’s Managing Director, said: “We’re always flattered by how many people want to see behind the scenes of our operations as well as taking a trip back in time on one of the vintage buses, Lothian is a huge part of the city and the people who live in it.
“It’s a really popular event with regular passengers and families of all ages as well as a range of transport enthusiasts. We pride ourselves on being part of the community and it’s a great day for all of our amazing staff as well as our guests.”