Bus naming honour planned for local Covid Hero
By Barrie Hudson - 14 January 2021
Swindon’s Bus Company is launching a campaign to recognise the work of key workers and community heroes during the pandemic.
The bus operator has been providing transport throughout the three lockdowns for those who play vital roles within the local community, and plans to honour these ‘Covid Heroes’ in a bus naming ceremony.
Managing director Andrew Wickha said: “My colleagues here at Swindon’s Bus Company are themselves key workers, and we have huge respect for those keeping us all going - whether they are NHS, supermarket staff, postal workers, carers or teachers.
“It hasn’t been easy for the many heroes who have continued to work in some incredibly challenging conditions. We would not have been able to manage without them.
"There is no way we could ever thank them enough - but we’d like to do something to recognise their efforts.
“So we’re inviting nominations from within our local community, for someone who deserves to be named as a Covid Hero - for all to see - on one of our buses. This could be a key worker professional or a community ambassador who has carried out much need charity and voluntary work.”
Anyone wishing to nominate a hero can do so by visiting swindonbus.co.uk or through the operator’s social media.
\Voting is open until Sunday, 28 February. The winner’s name will appear on a Swindon’s Bus Company bus for a year.