New bus named after trustee Lucy

132402'Lucy Haycock,right sees a new Dial-a-Ride bus named after her with ,from left Sophie Haycock,Julie Banks of Dial-a-Ride and Saffron Haycock'Picture by Neil Silk'10/06/13
132402'Lucy Haycock,right sees a new Dial-a-Ride bus named after her with ,from left Sophie Haycock,Julie Banks of Dial-a-Ride and Saffron Haycock'Picture by Neil Silk'10/06/13
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A new addition to Dial-a-Ride’s fleet of minibuses has been named after long-standing trustee Lucy Haycock.

The fully-accessible bus, which is part of the charity’s 10-strong fleet, cost £36,000 and was funded thanks to North Yorkshire County Council, appeals, donations and a grant from the Clothworkers’ Foundation.

Manager Julie Banks said: “We’re really thrilled that we have been able to replace an old bus and keep our fleet up to date.”

She added: “Naming the bus after Lucy is our way of saying thank you for all her hard work and support over the years, which has all been done on a voluntary basis. When she started there was just one second-hand minibus and it has just grown from there.” Lucy said: “I was so shocked! It really brought a smile to my face and my granddaughters were tickled pink. It’s a real honour.”

Lucy, right, is pictured with her granddaughters Sophie (left) and Saffron Haycock, and manager Julie Banks.