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Mums travel free this Mother’s Day

A great way to celebrate Mother’s Day!



Mums can travel for free on any bus around Crawley this Mother’s Day with Metrobus.

The free ride is a gift from Metrobus and is valid for travel across the Crawley Metrobus network on Sunday March 11 when accompanied by a full fare-paying second person with the Mother’s Day Crawley Duo Metrorider ticket. It is available on the app from the morning of Saturday 10 March.

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Metrobus Marketing Manager Charlotte Bruce said:

“Even on Mother’s Day women have to get about and get on with their busy working lives. We hope that we can make the day a little easier with this gift.”

For this Mother’s Day Metrobus have announced special Mother’s Day Duo m-tickets, where up to two people can travel together for the price of one in our Crawley, Horsham and Redhill & Reigate Metrorider areas.

You can download the app from Google Play or the App Store to purchase the special Mother’s Day Duo tickets.

Terms & Conditions:

  1. This special ticket is only valid for travel on Sunday 11th March.
  2. Up to two people can travel on this ticket, children are eligible to travel on this ticket, the ticket is open to anyone to purchase and travel within the valid area on 11th March.
  • Mother’s Day Crawley Metrorider Duo: £4.40
  • Mother’s Day Horsham Metrorider Duo: £4.40
  • Mother’s Day Redhill & Reigate Metrorider Duo: £4.40
    *Normal price for the Duo is £8. The individual Day Metrorider is £4.40

To view the boundaries of the Metrorider areas in map form, please click here.

Tickets will be available to purchase on the app from the morning of Saturday 10th March. Once activated the Mother’s Day Duo m-tickets will expire on 12th March at 0359.

For more information go to the Metrobus website or click here.

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Alison’s new look after charity shave

After having her head shaved on Sunday (10 June), one Crawley woman is sporting a fresh look.



A woman from Crawley has a new look after she donated all of her hair to the Little Princess Trust.

Alison Slade has raised just under £2,500. The money she raised will go to The Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre.

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The Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre is a local cancer support centre located by Crawley Hospital. They are the only centre in the area, serve Sussex and Surrey and are entirely run by volunteers. They offer counselling, complimentary therapies, support, advice and act as a key point of contact for cancer patients, their families, carers and children.

Alison decided to raise the money for the Crawley based support centre after her husband Graham was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2015.

Alison was required to have her hair washed 24 hours before the cut

Alison said:

“Our world changed.

“There’s nothing worse than watching someone you love suffering and not being able to do anything about it.

“These people kept me sane and supported me. I could turn up hating the world or be on my knees ready to give up. These people never judged me, patronized me or rolled their eyes. Always a warm welcome, the obligatory kettle went on and I’d leave feeling stronger.”

Alison’s ponytails – ready to donate to the Little Princess Trust.

Now, with a fresh look, Alison says:

“My head shave had a slight twist at the end. After the initial shave I went shaving foam and razor bald.”

Alison, sporting the Olive Tree logo, mid-cut

“I’m just overwhelmed by the support and generosity of everyone.

“Hardest thing is how strangers perceive me. A small child in a shop made the queue aware that I was bald. To which the mum replied ‘shhhh she’s a poorly lady’. Obviously I put her right.” 

Alison had her hair cut at Rock Paper Scissors in Ifield Green on Sunday (10 June) by Paul Newell, the co-owner.

You can still show Alison your support and donate via her JustGiving page.

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