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Go North East spread bank holiday weekend cheer by wearing red, white and blue to commemorate VE Day

3 weeks ago Mon 11th May 2020

VE Day collage

Hundreds of bus drivers, as well as support teams, from the region’s largest bus company Go North East wore red, white and blue, and fancy dress, over the bank holiday weekend to spread some cheer and commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

There was a wide range of outfits that included bus drivers Michelle Penfold and Sue Hollingsworth dressed as Wonder Woman, whilst fellow driving colleague Scott Gilmour took things to the next level by dressing as the Spice Girls’ Geri Halliwell, complete with the infamous Union flag dress.

Go North East’s bus drivers also took part in the two-minute silence on VE Day, where safe to do so on their routes, and were joined by key workers and essential travellers in honouring the service and sacrifice of the Second World War generation.

Martijn Gilbert, managing director at Go North East, said: “It was great to see so many colleagues across the company take part in commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

“Our friendly hardworking team set out to help put some smiles back on people’s faces during this crisis, and something as simple as wearing red, white and blue provided some much-needed cheer to the bank holiday weekend in a time where things can feel very repetitive.”

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