All aboard as Captain Tom bus will soon be seen on streets of Peterborough

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Stagecoach East pay tribute to war veteran fundraiser

Stagecoach East is paying tribute to NHS hero Captain Tom Moore by branding a bus in his honour.

The double decker features prominent adverts promoting the war veteran’s new foundation and will be seen on the streets of Peterborough.

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Captain Tom caught the public's imagination when he walked 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday.

The Stagecoach busThe Stagecoach bus
The Stagecoach bus

Initially hoping to raise £1,000 for NHS charities, his story inspired the nation - drawing praise and admiration from all around the world - and Captain Tom raised a staggering £32million.

Determined to do more, the 100-year-old and his family have identified causes close to their hearts which will benefit from the newly formed Captain Tom Foundation.

They are combating loneliness, supporting hospices and helping those facing bereavement.

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Passengers on the new bus will be encouraged to take Captain Tom selfies (social distancing and safety issues permitting) and, as part of Stagecoach’s current exact fare policy, any money over the price of a journey will be donated to the foundation.

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Captain Tom Moore

The bus will initially be based in Captain Tom’s home town of Bedford but will then go into service at other depots including Cambridge, Peterborough and, possibly, other parts of the country.

For more information about the Captain Tom Foundation, visit here

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