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North East bus firms show support to hospice

By The Whisperer

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Following support from Go North East and Arriva, St Oswald’s Hospice in Newcastle has launched its new charity bus.

The ‘Ozzie Bus’ was gifted three years ago by Go North East and Arriva has been working to convert the bus into a multi-purpose charity bus.

Susan Freeman from St Oswald’s says: “The bus opens up many more opportunities, giving us the chance to increase our presence throughout the North East.”