Arriva’s Tottenham garage gears up for 100 years celebration
CategoryNorth London Hospice
Arriva London’s Tottenham garage are joining with North London Hospice and Haringey Council to celebrate an incredible 100 years of operation and serving London, with a party to bring together Arriva London and the local community. Tottenham Green will play host to a Family Fun day, on Saturday 20 July with a full schedule of entertainment planned between 10am and 4pm – including live music performances, bouncy castles, a football penalty shoot-out competition, and a variety of stalls set out by members of the local community, including a men’s health feature from Tottenham Football foundation, a vintage police car display, vintage buses, free balloons and a whole range of food stalls to keep the party going. In addition to the celebrations on the green, during the day buses from the Arriva London Heritage fleet will operate alongside existing route 76 buses from Tottenham to Waterloo. Passengers boarding the Routemasters will not be asked for a fare, but will be asked to make a donation to North London Hospice, the local charity that Arriva has chosen to support for this occasion. Commemorative models of two of the Routemasters running will be available to buy on the day. North London Hospice will receive all the funds raised during the day to go towards its continued efforts to provide specialist palliative care to those with a life-limiting illness. North London Hospice fundraising manager Judi Guy said: “We are delighted to be part of what is a very special celebration for Arriva Tottenham. We wish to thank the garage for selecting the Hospice as their chosen charity and we look forward to working in partnership together. “It costs North London Hospice more than £6million each year to provide specialist care to patients and their loved ones. Partnerships such as this are essential in enabling us to continue caring and supporting our local community.” Allan Southgate the operating manager of Tottenham garage said: “We really want the day to be about 100 years of the garage serving the community, so it only seems right to get the community involved, not only that, 100 years is a huge milestone, and we want to make sure we celebrate properly and really do that achievement justice.