Halloween special - Hop onboard the zombie bus, if you dare...

For the first time ever, National Express West Midlands’ is taking over Birmingham city centre with a special zombie bus this Halloween (Monday 31st October 2016), in partnership with Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.

The truly frightening 666 zombie bus is free to board and will be running throughout the evening from 17:05 at Priory Queensway, stopping at Colmore Row, Broad Street, and Carrs Lane before going back to Priory Queensway, to help raise money for the local hospital.

The 666 route map and full timetable is available online here

Jenny Tocknell, Deputy General Manager at National Express West Midlands, said:

“At Birmingham Central garage we are very proud to partner with Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity. The hospital looks after so many children not just locally but from across the UK, so we’re hoping that our zombie bus attracts all those brave Birmingham souls who dare to join us on the 666 fright ride and help us raise vital funds for this fantastic charity.”

Elinor Eustace, Deputy Director of Fundraising at Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “We are incredibly grateful to National Express West Midlands for selecting us as its official charity partner and we wish the team the best of luck with their spook-tacular Halloween fundraising.

“The money raised on the day will help to make a big difference to the lives of our children and their families, as we continue our plans to improve our facilities – enabling us to treat even more children from the West Midlands and around the country.”

National Express West Midlands’ Birmingham Central garage selected Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity as its local community partner earlier this year and is looking forward to seeing who might be brave enough to hop on board and join the zombies and ghouls on the special fright night ride.

As part of their community partnership, the garage, which has over 650 employees, is working with the charity to provide support through various fundraising activities, including the Halloween zombie bus.

The bus operator has also organised a Halloween party to take place tomorrow (Saturday 29 October 2016) from 19:00 at West Midlands Travel Birmingham Sports and Social Club in Kings Heath. Entry is just £5 per person, with all entry fees and donations going directly to Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.

Published 28th October 2016