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Minature Arriva 'bus' set for BIG Mission!

23 September 15



Durham Driver Chris Atkison has transformed his car into his very own Arriva Bus! He will travel from Scotland to Cornwall to help raise vital funds for The Special Care Baby Unit at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary.

The ‘bus’ is painted Arriva blue, with the matching checkered seats and even has a ‘Sorry Not in Service’ sign for when it’s taking a well-earned rest.

The charity is very close to Chris’s heart, as in 2004 his son Kieran was born 3 months premature. Staff at the RVI provided lifesaving care to Kieran and he is now a healthy young boy.


Chris Atkison, bus driver at Durham depot said; “I thought it would be a fun way of raising awareness and money. The staff at the RVI were fantastic with Kieran so I wanted to do this as a way to say thank you, and to raise funds for vital equipment in the unit.”

Kevin Poskett, depot manager at Arriva Durham said: “As a company we are committed to supporting our staff in whichever way we can. We were delighted to supply Chris with some of the materials for his ‘bus’and now we want everyone to get behind him to help raise awareness and money for this fantastic cause.”

You can support Chris’s efforts by donating here

Good Luck Chris!