Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Mount Druitt Bus - Spread 'Happy Christmas Cheers'

Decorated buses spread Christmas joy

Christmas bus cheer
Busway driver Terry Hession has organised to decorate a number Christmas buses. Source: News Limited
A decorate bus.
TERRY Hession and his fellow Busway drivers are spreading the Christmas cheer around Mt Druitt with customised Christmas buses.
For the five weeks before Christmas, four buses are dressed up with Christmas decorations - three have lights and two even have Christmas trees.
Terry Hession with his Christmas-themed decorated bus. Source: News Limited
About eight years ago, Mr Hession, of St Clair, came up with the idea.
"I was feeling a bit down and out so I approached the manager about decorating the bus for Christmas and it's grown from there," Mr Hession said.
Three years later he decided the decorated buses would be ideal for collecting money at Nepean Hospital's children's ward.
This year Mr Hession said he hoped the buses raised about $1000. "Anything we give them (the children's ward) is more than they had," he said.
Mr Hession said passengers also got a buzz out of riding the decorated buses.
"You get a lot of people that get on and take photos with their mobiles," he said.
"They have bit of a laugh - young people and the elderly get the biggest enjoyment and kid's eyes light up when hey get one."
Despite the success of the decorated buses, Mr Hession said he had not gone as far as dressing up as Santa.
"I think it's too hot for a big red suit day in, day out," he said.

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