Animal sanctuary is backed by newly appointed bus firm

Animal sanctuary is backed by newly appointed bus firm

by Henry James (June 2021)

CHARLTON Minicoaches Ltd, who have recently taken over running the local Ormskirk and Aughton circular bus service (5/6), has shown their support for Woodlands Animal sanctuary.

The company has placed an advert free of charge on the back of their bus to raise awareness of the Holmeswood charity.

Cards and gift shop, The Cottage in Ormskirk has also allowed them to use their Ormskirk Skyline artwork on the bus as the company “really wanted to give the bus a local feel so we are glad we have been able to team up with another local business.”

Martin Charlton, managing director at Charlton Minicoaches said: “It’s great to be running this local bus service again. We used to run it over 15 years ago so it’s great to be doing it again.

“We are happy we have been able to put an advert on the back of the bus to raise awareness of local charity Woodlands Animal Sanctuary and the great work they do looking after ill, unwanted and neglected animals.

“We would like to thank Janet and Hilton Peacock at The Cottage in Ormskirk for allowing us to use their Ormskirk Skyline Artwork on our bus. We think it looks great and it serves as a tribute to our little town of Ormskirk. Make sure you keep an eye out for it when you see us driving around Ormskirk and Aughton!”

Lou at Woodlands Animal Sanctuary added: “The support from Charlton Minicoaches is tremendous and we are incredibly grateful to them for everything they have done for us. The picture of our donkey duo, Beanie and Dolly, looks amazing on the back of the bus and I'm sure it will make plenty of people smile as they go past!”

Janet Peacock proprietor at The Cottage commented: “We at The Cottage realised that local people were very proud of their town as we often got asked if we had cards and gifts representing Ormskirk to send to family and friends. As we were very familiar with the iconic buildings in Ormskirk we came up with the idea as representing them as a skyline.

“Hilton Peacock who is also a local stained glass artist, designed the skyline image which we had printed on to cards, mugs, tea towels, keyrings and coasters.

“We now sell these products exclusively through our shop in Church View Court and in our online store.”

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