The Large Red (Cross) Double Decker Bus
This blog occasionally talks about how the Red Cross as a lifestyle isn’t only about the life saving, yet also about style. When people think of the United Kingdom, one of the first stylistic images tends to be large red double decker buses. The British Red Cross decided to apply their Red Cross style to one of the buses.
The Big Red Cross Bus is the worlds’ first all-in-one thrift shop and volunteer information center squeezed into a double decker bus. The bus is a solution to two problems they have been having; their Red Cross thrift shops facing increasing popularity, and reaching out to recruit volunteers across the country.
It is currently touring the UK from 31 May to 12 June, visiting 12 locations along the way as part of their volunteer week. As they put it, the bus advertises the ‘world’s biggest and cuddliest humanitarian movement’. The bus definitely looks ‘big’ and ‘cuddly’! The first floor features an assortment of clothes, books and DVDs (and accept donations!), while the second floor (pictured left) features a lounge for learning about volunteer opportunities.
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That is just TOO awesome! 😛
The British Red Cross rocks. 🙂 (Didja see that they blogged about my fundraiser a while back? 🙂 )
I'm going to tell my British relatives to keep an eye out for that bus- though my cousins Adam and Eleanor probably already know about it and are looking out for it eagerly! 🙂
Karen- this was just a repost/ summary of a British Red Cross blog post and news story.
Clare- I didn't! That sounds sweet
@Scott- I just saw I was mentioned again: http://blogs.redcross.org.uk/fundraising-and-events/2010/05/homage-to-young-and-aww-inspiring-fundraisers/
And the first time: http://blogs.redcross.org.uk/fundraising-and-events/2010/05/the-couch-potato-philanthropist%E2%80%99s-challenge-raise-money-by-watching-tv/
(I apologize, I don't know the HTML code to make links.XD Too much BBC code wipes your brain of such things! XD )
As a lover of both style AND thrifting, my new dream is to ride this bus. UK, here I come!
Hey, thanks for the mention of the bus!
Great to see it's being talked about around the world – maybe it'll catch on and we'll see an American Big Red bus too? 😉