See who's won in the voting for your favourite community group

Over the past few weeks, as part of the Catch the Bus Week celebrations, we've been asking you to vote for local community groups who you think deserve a free summer day out with Arriva and Merlin Entertainments.

Voting has now closed and the votes counted and we're thrilled to announce that the winners are:

  • Starz Community Group in the Arriva North East region - they're off to Scarborough Sea Life Centre!
  • Fingerpost Community Group in the North West region - looking forward to their outing to Blackpool Tower and Blackpool Sea Life Centre!
  • 1st Chatham North Brownies in the Arriva Southern Counties region - soon to be visiting Chessington World of Adventures!



Here'a reminder of the fabulous and inspirational work being done by our winners for their local communities...

Starz Community Group imageAbout Starz Community Group

Starz Community Kids Club Easterside is a Kids Club in an area that is faced with some urban deprivation problems and poverty.  It is run by nine volunteers from the local community. They believe that each and every child deserves to be given the opportunity to be loved, cared for and valued and the club is a vital link in the community helping children and young people grow in confidence, learn new skills and develop through new experiences.

Why does Starz Community Groups deserve to win a summer day out?

Starz makes such a positive difference to the community, helping to create a safer, stronger neighbourhood, with families coming together, making a positive difference to the community. It helps people to feel connected with activities throughout the year including sports, arts and crafts, song and dance, games, free hot nutritious meals and the Feast of Fun summer holiday club in association with Middlesbrough Network Together. The volunteers and local children would love this day out as a special thank you for all their hard work and involvement.