It has been an incredible journey but the Reality Bus is on the road. We needed somewhere between £20,000 – £25,000 to refit the double decker bus as a state of the art youth centre. Thanks to your generous donations, some successful grants and an amazing £6,000 raised through our Canterbury – Countesthorpe bike ride and Hog Roast, the Reality Bus has had its first outings.

During ncounter summer the Bus visited: Countesthorpe, Hinckley, Barwell, Earl Shilton, Enderby and Netherhall. It was a huge success with well over 200 young people using the bus over the 4 days it was in action. Watching the young people engage with and use the bus as the vision had intended was an absolute joy. It made all the blood, sweat and tears (literally) worthwhile.

In September 2015 we will be putting the finishing touches to the bus and by October we hope to be using the bus in 4 locations over 2 evenings. Our aim is to increase this as the funding comes in and by next September we hope to be up to 100% capacity.

We are excited about what this year will bring and how the bus will enable us to do more in word and deed, where we are already working and in new places too.