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Cherries fan David has the bus to himself
1:00pm Tuesday 2nd April 2013 in National News
A DIE-HARD Cherries fan and resident of a specialist care home in Poole had the trip of a lifetime aboard a bus decorated in his team’s colours.
When staff at specialist care home Beach House in Parkstone discovered resident David Haggis, 53, who has learning difficulties, had spotted the special Wilts and Dorset More bus and was longing for a ride, they organised a VIP trip for him.
Sue Eyre, Beach House manager, said “He was thrilled to be given a VIP ride out on the football bus that was so kindly arranged by More bus. “For David to end up having the bus to himself really made his day. In fact, he is still talking about it days later.”
Nikki Honer, commercial manager of More, said: “We thought because of David’s dedication to his team and the fact our bus has caught his attention that he deserved to be rewarded with a VIP trip on the bus.”
The Bournemouth AFC double-decker bus is used on routes across Bournemouth and Poole – on home match days fans can get discounted bus travel to the game with a pre-purchased match or season ticket.