June 10, 2020 3.36 pm This story is over 48 months old

DialaRide buses get a makeover during lockdown

A new look for the charity’s buses

By Local Democracy Reporter

Lincoln Area DialaRide has used the lockdown time to makeover some of its vehicles, alongside plenty of charitable gestures.

New buses were bought by the charity’s partners Marks Transport, but haven’t been able to have new logos applied until coronavirus restrictions were lifted.

Currently the charity has limited services due to COVID-19, but that hasn’t stopped local volunteers helping the community.

Over 200 people have received foodbank parcels delivered by the buses, completely free of charge.

Despite lockdown, DialaRide are still helping those in need, with a foodbank delivery service.

The charity are also offering transport through Co-op funeral services, driving people to the crematorium if they cannot get there.

New livery was eventually placed on the vehicles by Allen Signs, with a refreshed logo designed by a Lincolnshire tattoo artist.

The designs were made by local tattoo artist and graphic designer Bethan Liente, who regularly volunteers for DialaRide.

Bethan is a regular volunteer and used her artistic side to design a new livery.

A spokesperson for DialaRide said: “This was an ideal opportunity to redesign the livery.

“The local charity, that has been serving the community for over 30 years, feels very strongly about sourcing things from the local area and supporting local talent.”

Lincoln DialaRide are still recruiting for volunteer drivers as coronavirus continues to financially dent companies. Contact them here.