Celebrate ‘Catch The Bus Week’ and Nominate a Good Cause for an Arriva Summer Day Out

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Catch The Bus Week

To celebrate Catch the Bus Week (2nd – 8th July), Arriva is inviting people in Kent to nominate a local community group, who will have the chance of winning a free day out this summer with Arriva Buses and Merlin Entertainments.


Nominations open on 25th June, just before the start of Catch the Bus Week, and members of the public can visit arrivabus.co.uk/ctbw to tell Arriva why their local community group deserves an amazing summer day out, courtesy of Arriva Buses. The prize, sure to be a day to remember, includes return travel on an Arriva Bus and attraction entry, thanks to Merlin.


Arriva is encouraging all types of local groups of any age to enter including Scouts, Cubs, Brownies, Girl Guides, youth clubs, sports and athletic clubs, theatre groups, choirs, over 50s, arts, walking and book groups.


Nominations close on the 13 July, and a shortlist will be drawn up for each Arriva region taking part.  Then, from 23 July, people will have the chance to vote, via the Arriva website, for who they think deserves the summer day out.


The winning group from the southern counties will be announced on the 3 August.  Then, during August, the winners will enjoy their fabulous day out at Chessington World of Adventures, transported by an Arriva bus.


Sarah Major, Head of Marketing for Arriva Southern Counties explains: “We are very excited to launch this search for fantastic community groups who really deserve to be rewarded with a great day out this summer.  Anyone who is part of, works with or just knows about a local group, please tell us why they should win this. Maybe it’s a drop-in centre, a kids sports group or a local charity for older people. We want to hear about as many good causes as possible.


“We wanted to run this alongside our Catch the Bus Week activities because the annual event is an industry wide celebration of bus travel.  This is a great time of year to remind people that using the bus to get to fun local attractions can be a cost-effective and stress-free way for the family to travel.  


“I personally cannot wait to read the nominations, I am sure it will be a tough job to choose the winners. Good luck everyone!”


To celebrate Catch the Bus Week further, Arriva is giving away 1000 tickets per day, during the week, and has also launched a free prize draw.  Bus-users can win daily, weekly or even annual travel tickets and also a £1000 cash prize. To enter visit arrivabus.co.uk/ctbwprizes


To find out more and read the full terms and conditions of the Summer Day Out competition, please visit www.arriva.co.uk/ctbw