Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Family's Poignant Tribute Puts Charities on Road to Riches

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Family's Poignant Tribute Puts Charities on Road to Riches

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The family of a former bus company boss yesterday said a public thank you to the hospice which helped him in his final days.

Former chief executive of the Go Ahead Group Chris Moyes died of cancer in September at 57.

He stepped down from running the Newcastle company in July, having been seriously ill since May with a brain tumour.

Yesterday a plaque was unveiled in his memory on a Go North-East bus by his widow Jan and his mother Eileen, paying tribute to St Cuthbert's Hospice in Durham, which cared for Chris.

Jan Moyes, of Neville's Cross, Durham, said: "The hospice staff were a great help to Chris and to all his family because of their advice and the equipment they provided during his final days.

"Chris loved buses ( his work was his hobby ( so having a plaque dedicated to him on the side of one is an apt way of both remembering him and thanking St Cuthbert's."

At the unveiling, at Collingwood College, Durham University, Mr Moyes's wife and his mother also launched Reflections: Memories into Action, a scheme which allows families to remember loved ones by dedicating a bus to their memory and making a donation to a charity. …

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