Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Crowds enjoy Barnstaple bus fun day

08:01 28 August 2014

Youngsters join Ian Roome, Ricahrd Scant and entertainer Ozzy D at the Stagecoach Fun Day on Friday in Barnstaple.

Youngsters join Ian Roome, Ricahrd Scant and entertainer Ozzy D at the Stagecoach Fun Day on Friday in Barnstaple.


Stagecoach joins Chemo Appeal to host fun day and promote its new 21 service.

A free fun day hosted by Stagecoach at Barnstaple Square on Friday for the Chemotherapy Appeal proved a hit with families.

The event was held to support the appeal but also to unveil the company’s new look 21 service, which will incorporate the former Georgeham and Croyde 308 route.

Youngsters and their families were able to enjoy free face painting plus balloon animals, entertainment and magic from the versatile Ozzy D, as well as clamber aboard the double decker bus parked up on the Square.

The Voice FM also kept the crowds well entertained throughout the day, while fundraising staff sold tickets for the big Chemo Appeal raffle to win a car.

Richard Scant, operations manager for Stagecoach North Devon, said they had donated a golden Mega Rider ticket to the appeal, entitling people to travel free anywhere on Stagecoach South West for an entire year.

“Our support of Big Purple Day was very successful so we wanted to involve the appeal, as so many will benefit from the new unit,” he said.

Fundraising manager Ian Roome thanked all at Stagecoach for their support and giving something back to the community.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 17:41

Will you be joining the big march through the centre of Barnstaple tomorrow (Saturday) to show your support for North Devon’s hospital services?

Read more
Yesterday, 11:33

Authorities set to investigate a pit that has opened up on a popular riverside walk

Read more
Yesterday, 15:19

The incident was reported at 2.40 this afternoon (Friday).

Read more
Yesterday, 10:57

County’s schools are ‘high performing’ but among worst funded in the country

Read more
Yesterday, 10:30

Elliott Gallery founder looks back on nine decades and ahead to the Braunton gallery reopening again

Read more
Thu, 20:02

Temporary winter closure for maintenance work, but trustees are also looking ahead to possible extension plans

Read more
Thu, 17:39

The latest improvement to the college’s Barnstaple campus was showcased to the public today (Thursday).

Read more
Thu, 15:28

North Devon Sees Red Day – join the march at 11am from Mermaid Walk

Read more
Thu, 15:24

Activities for all ages to enjoy at the museum throughout next week

Read more
Thu, 11:38

Police warn trick or treaters to be safe this Halloween and remember not everyone wants to take part

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 7°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up


Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications