End of the road for Medway SOS Bus
The Medway SOS Bus helped
revellers for three years
A bus service that has rescued thousands of night-time revellers
will officially shut down today.
The Medway SOS Bus, launched three years ago, will be coming to
a halt after bids for funding and a search for sponsors failed.
It has offered shelter to anyone who needed help after a night
out, but could not find £50,000 to stay open.
The bus, which has a medical room, played a vital supporting
role to emergency services and has also supported health campaigns
and been used as a first aid facility at community events.
After its last night of operation on St Patrick's Day, the
service will finish today because no one has come forward with
Bus co-ordinator Robin Wharfe said: "We have achieved a lot of
positive work over the past three years both at night on the
streets of Medway and during the day. Like most things it will be
missed once it has gone."
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