The Dream Team head to Skegness to meet the Seasiders
An update from Wendy on their trip to Skegness
Last Tuesday my colleague Jo and I had the pleasure of attending this year’s launch of the Skegness Seasiders. These are 8 open top buses operated by Stagecoach which run along the Skegness seafront between Easter and November. Each bus is brightly painted and has its own name; Candy, Milly, Pierre, Rocky, Rolly, Salty, Sandy and Shelly. There are free badges for children to collect and t-shirts and caps to buy. The Seasiders help to raise money for local and children’s charities.
You can read about the buses adventures in a collection of children’s books sold by Stagecoach and written by their staff. This year’s book is called ‘Harry & the Seasiders Dream Comes True’ and is about Harry, one of our dream children who wanted to be a marine biologist. Sadly Harry is no longer with us but the book has been dedicated to his memory. The story is about Harry taking a group of children to the beach for an adventure on board Milly and Shelly. 50p from the sale of each book is being donated to Dreams Come True.
The launch was held on the seafront next to the Lifeboat Station. Lots of people came and were treated to music, games, face painting, magic, photos with characters and lots more including tea and cake on Rocky the bus. Jo took several turns in the Rocky costume and I helped with Spin the Wheel. The prizes were Seasiders goody bags in various different colours, orange being the most popular, and contained a badge, collection sheet, Seasiders timetable, colouring book and pencils. They were very popular.
It was a wonderful day. Everyone had a great time and hopefully this is the start of a very busy season for the Seasiders and their adventures.
Author: Hannah Attenburrow
Source: Dreams Come True
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