£25,000 boost for good causes thanks to the Imberbus

£25,000 boost for good causes thanks to the Imberbus

Published by Mike Draper at 5:39am 22nd June 2020.

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2019 was a recording breaking year for the charity bus tour to Salisbury Plain's 'ghost village' and now all the funds raised from the event have been handed out.

The Imberbus ran on 17th and 18th August 2019, and saw 28 classic and new London Routemasters run from Warminster Railway Station to Imber.

The village is only open to the public a few times a year, after it was taken over by the British Army/MoD during the Second World War, and used as a combat fighting training ground.

Imber bus tour routemaster 3 (martin)
Imber bus tour London Routemaster

These special bus tours were put on to take visitors from the train station to the village, and raise money for local charities.

Around 12,000 passenger journeys were made last year, with nearly £25,000 raised - that's nearly double the amount raised last year.

WHICH CHARITIES BENEFIT?

All the funds raised from last years event have now been handed out. 

Those to benefit are:

  • Friends of St Giles's Church Imber
  • Royal British Legion
  • Macmillan Cancer
  • RNLI
  • Salisbury Districh Hospital's Stars Appeal
  • Prostate Cancer
  • British Red Cross
  • Diabetes UK
  • Salvation Army Trust
  • Action for Children
  • Deafblind UK
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind Purfleet Heritage Centre

Each of the charities were nominated by the bus companies involved in the tour.

Imber bus tour routemaster 3 (martin)

The Imberbus 2020 was cancelled this year because of coronavirus, but organisers say they will be back next year, although a date is yet to be set.

All you can find all the latest updates on their website.

 

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