A new Brighton and Hove Bus hits the streets this week, decorated to celebrate our 50th anniversary this year.
The art work for the bus was prepared by tenants and clients of BHT, working to the theme of ‘Journey’, reflecting their individual journeys as well as the primary business of Brighton and Hove Buses.
Brighton and Hove Buses’ Managing Director, Martin Harris, said
The fact that the design of this bus was created by BHT clients makes it particularly special. Congratulations to BHT on their 50th birthday and huge respect to them for all the work they do for homeless people in this city. Bus wraps like this one showcase some of the great work done by many of the wonderful charities in Brighton & Hove and give them a bit of well-deserved recognition.
Brighton and Hove Buses has had a long-standing relationship with BHT, providing support for the work of First Base Day Centre and offering internships to some of our clients in bus depots.
BHT chief executive, Andy Winter, said:
We are so grateful to Brighton and Hove Buses for this incredibly generous gesture to mark our 50th anniversary. We are fortunate to have a bus company in the city that is so engaged with community groups and charities, supporting our work and promoting what we all do. It is an honour to be recognised by them alongside other wonderful charities.
Charlie Green, a tenant of BHT and who chairs the Tenants’ Scrutiny Panel, was one of those whose art work was used. He said:
BHT has really helped my recovery. It was wonderful to be involved in the bus project. Because I was trained as a carpenter I normally only draw in straight lines which explains why my ‘art work’ looks like that of a six year old! Having said that I feel really proud to have my work included both inside and on the side of the BHT bus.