Published: 13:00, 21 April 2020
| Updated: 14:22, 21 April 2020
A coach company is asking people to nominate their NHS heroes for a free trip to the Bruges Christmas Markets.
Managing director Alistair Bayliss of Deal based Bayliss Executive Travel is offering up to 35 key workers the festive treat in recognition of their selfless work during the pandemic.
Since launching the competition last night, he has received more than 40 entries and is writing a personal reply to each.
He said: "Everyone knows and acknowledges that this is a very difficult and emotional time globally and that many businesses have been affected, ours included.
"The truth is though, no one is going through more than our NHS heroes at the moment - so we want to give something back.
"With this in mind, we want to support the East Kent NHS by providing a coach to the Bruges Christmas Markets, later on in the year free of charge for our heroes.
"With the support of Eurotunnel, we want you to nominate a friend/family member who is your NHS hero.
"It’s a little something that we hope will show, in a very small way, just how much we appreciate you."
The lucky 35 will be randomly selected and each be allowed to take a friend with them.
To nominate somebody you know, go to baylissexecutivetravel.co.uk/nominate-your-nhs-hero/
Bayliss is continuing to operate six out of its fleet of 15 coaches to cover key jobs including rail replacement work and crew transfers for P&O Ferries.
While out and about, driver James Kemp has been sending a message of thanks to the NHS with a colour poster in his window.
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