On Friday 11 March, Park & Ride passengers are invited to be part of Britain's Biggest Breakfast to help fight cancer.
The event at Trumpington Park & Ride between 7.30am and 10.30am is part of the Park & Ride Heroes campaign, where Cambridge Park & Ride and Stagecoach East have teamed up with Cancer Research UK to show their support for people affected by the disease.
Throughout the three hours, people will be able to pick up a free breakfast of pastries, fruit and hot drinks, all kindly donated by Waitrose. They will also be able to take advantage of the last opportunity to complete a Hero cards. The personal tributes that passengers have made to their nominated hero will then be displayed inside some of the Park & Ride fleet.
The Park & Ride Heroes campaign invited members of the public to nominate their personal hero by completing a specially designed card available at the five Park & Ride sites. For every completed card deposited in drop boxes situated at Madingley Road, Newmarket Road, Milton, Babraham and Trumpington Park & Ride sites, Stagecoach East will be making a donation to Cancer Research UK.
Cllr Mandy Smith, Vice Chairman at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: "The Park & Ride Heroes campaign has been a fantastic project which has highlighted the incredible courage, dignity and love of those people who are bravely fighting cancer. The Bigger Breakfast is just one way we are looking to celebrate those who have been nominated as part of the Park & Ride Heroes campaign and to highlight all the money which has been donated. We all stand together to beat this horrible disease and we hope the money which has been raised will help in these efforts."
Ali Orr, Local Fundraising Manager for Cambridgeshire Cancer Research UK, says: "The Park & Ride Britain's Biggest Breakfast makes the end of what has been a truly wonderful and heart-warming campaign. The tributes have been moving and often life affirming but above all been filled with a determination to defeat cancer. I would like to thank everyone who has been involved and salute all those who have been nominated as a hero "“ your stories inspire us all."
Andy Campbell, Managing Director of Stagecoach East says: "There have been some inspirational messages put forward as part of this campaign. We have turned these tributes into posters that will be displayed inside certain buses. We hope these messages will continue to highlight the ongoing battle against cancer."