A heritage bus day which saw vintage buses riding between Chester and Wrexham, has raised over £1,700 for Wrexham children's hospice. 

The annual Chester and Wrexham Charity Heritage Bus Running Day took place on New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2023.

The event was based at Wrexham Bus Station with the D1 service and the 44H service running through to Chester Railway Station up to every 10 minutes for most of the day.

The event was in aid of Nightingale House Hospice, which offers a wide range of facilities to local people and their families living with life-limiting illness.

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A spokesperson for the event took to social media to thank the public for their support. They said: "We want to thank everyone who came along and donated to Nightingale House Hospice and riding on our bus services.

"We estimate the final total to be around £1,700 but we will update you when the final donation amount is verified.

"Once again, a HUGE thank-you to all who came along and supported the event be it bus owners who donated their time and money to run the service, the sales stall and the catering van or all of our passengers who came along to support a very worthy cause doing great things for our local people."

The event received positive feedback from those who attended as supporters took the comments section of the post to share their views. 

Mike Dunning said: "Excellent day, very well organised, can't wait for the next one"

Paul Abram said: "I just wanted to say what a thoroughly enjoyable day my grandson and I had. Well done to all concerned for organising everything in such a professional manner, roll on next year."