Express have been supporting the Legion with a host of initiatives since 2013.
booking coach travel online can add £1 to their coach ticket, all of which
will be donated straight to the Legion. Since launch, customers have donated
over £70,000 through the scheme. Visit the National Express
website to find out
“It's a real honour to carry the poppy on our coaches”
National Express help share the symbol and message of the Legion with the nation. Over the Remembrance period, they decorate their coach fleet with the Legion's iconic poppy logo and run 5 Legion-branded coaches all year round.
Until their closure, the coach company offered free travel to our Break Centres in Southport and Weston super Mare. This saved us the travel costs of service families who visited the centres for a much-needed holiday.
Since then, they have expanded this support to include travel to our Bravo 22 arts for recovery initiative.
National Express were the first organisation to sign the Corporate Covenant - a voluntary pledge from businesses and charitable organisations who wish to demonstrate their concrete support for the armed forces community. They also offer guaranteed interviews to Service leavers, the UK's largest travel discount for serving personnel at 60 per cent off standard fares and extra annual leave for staff in the Reserve Forces.
Tom Stables, Managing Director National Express UK Coach said: "The Royal British Legion's poppy logo is an incredibly powerful symbol that instantly evokes the enormous sacrifice made by the Armed Forces and their families both past and present. It's a real honour to carry the poppy on our coaches and we hope in doing so to play our part in promoting the Legion's work far and wide."