Arriva London supports Payroll Giving in the Lord Mayor’s Show
The Lord Mayor’s Show takes place this Saturday (8th Nov.) with a river pageant and procession through the City and is set to feature more than 7,000 people. It is the 799th such show, which introduces the new Mayor of London to the City, and this year Arriva London have entered an iconic open top Routemaster in the parade to celebrate the day, and their support for charities through the Payroll Giving scheme.
Throughout this year, staff of Arriva London have been encouraged to join the Payroll Giving scheme, which allows individuals to choose their favourite charities and give to them directly through their salary. Arriva London fully supports its 5,500 employees in giving in this way. Not only do they run the scheme for the staff, but each quarter the company donates four prizes of £250 to individual employee’s charities.
The entry in the Lord Mayor’s Show is RMC 1464, the only open top Routemaster in Arriva London’s Heritage Fleet. The bus displays adverts which show some of the Arriva London employees who are currently giving to charity through the Payroll Giving scheme. Their specific charities range from Cancer Research, Diabetes UK and Mental Health through to animal charities and Save the Children. Each of the individuals has volunteered to be part of the campaign and many are in the parade.
A 1:76 scale commemorative model bus of the open topper as it appears in the show has been commissioned, and is on sale from the Arriva shop.
So if you fancy a fantastic day out, why not join the thousands of other enthusiastic spectators and come and see Arriva London’s iconic bus and the other amazing entries in one of the greatest parades on the planet.
You can find out more about the Lord Mayor's Show by visiting their web-site.
Published : Fri 10th Nov. 2017 - Wed 20th Dec. 2017
Last June, Arriva London was delighted to have been re-awarded the TfL contract to run route W6 (Edmonton Green – Southgate Station) for a further five years, starting in January 2018 with brand new buses.
As the festive season approaches, we all look forward to the good-will of giving and receiving, and this was truly illustrated last week when members of our staff made a tour of London, on our open top bus, to meet representatives of some of their charities they give to through their Payroll Giving and celebrate #GivingTuesday.
Arriva London scooped three awards at the National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards held in November.
Arriva London collected three prestigious awards at the UK Bus Awards held at the historic Troxy cinema venue in Limehouse, East London.
This year’s Lord Mayor’s Show, on 11th November, was an amazing cause for celebration, not only to welcome in the new Lord Mayor, but also to celebrate another year of Platinum giving by our wonderfully generous Payroll Givers.
Route 175 operates with 16 double-deck vehicles from our Barking garage, with a twelve-minute frequency during the day. Route 103 operates from our Grays garage with 14 buses, with an eight-minute daytime frequency.