NDC looks for sponsors for New Years Eve bus

| 20/12/2010

(CNS): In an effort to reduce the amount of people who may be tempted to drink and the drive on New Year’s Eve the National DrugCouncil is appealing to the community to help them run the purple ribbon bus service. In the past the NDC has footed the bill for the free bus but with government budget constraints officials are now seeking financial support from the private sector so they can run the service. In keeping with the NDC’s festive campaign to encourage people not to drive after they have been drinking and promote the Designated Driver Programme the NDC has reserved ten buses from a local tour company but now needs the money to pay for them.

The service will run a route from West Bay to Bodden Town on New Year’s Eve between 10:00 pm to 3:00 am at 30 min intervals and will pickup passengers at all major restaurants, bars and night-clubs as ell as regular bus stops on the route. Buses will also go out to the East End and North Side districts.

The NDC said it hopes companies will sponsor a bus, which costs $500 and takeadvantage of the opportunity to show the community that their firm or organisation cares

“This service has transported over 2000 party goers safely across the island each year,” Joan Dacres West said.

Sponsors will get their logo and company name on all promotional material and advertisements leading up to New Year’s Eve.

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  1. Anonymous says:

     This is a great idea!  I caught one home last year after the celebrations near Calico Jacks around 2am.  I never expected to see it, but it suddenly appeared as by magic, and took me all the way home! 

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is a great idea. Corp sponsors should include every bar and restaurant along SMB!

  3. Anonymous says:

    why not every weekend? and just have a flat rate of $5 per person..i’m sure this could make money and take alot of drink drivers off the road! (and hopefully put some parasitic taxi drivers out of business!)


  4. Anonymous says:

    Especially after the weekend this seems all the more important, CNS can we have some contact details for NDC published?

    CNS Note: Yes sorry about that. The details are now attached and you can also contact them via  email  simonmiller@ndc.ky