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A Red White and Blue double decker bus, available to Churches, Youth and Community Groups,

for Mission and Outreach within Calderdale.

The aim of the bus is to tackle the needs of the community by sharing God's love

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Busoasis is a Calderdale Methodist Circuit Church funded project.

*It is a multi-coloured Double Decker bus used for outreach and community/ youth work.

*3 TV screens which can be used for watching DVD’s, game consoles such as Xbox 360, Xbox one, and Wii. We are also currently equipped with 1 iPad and 1 Samsung Galaxy tablet, and have full Internet access.

*A resource to help build relationships and break down barriers between Church and the Community.

Interior Strathmore+ Old and New Bus Candlelight

Night Time Economy and Partnership working

We work with West Yorkshire Police and Halifax Street Angels on a regular basis in Halifax Town Centre on Saturday evenings and some Bank Holidays to provide a safe place for revellers. We provide hot drinks, water, 'spikeys', flip flops, and blankets to those who need them.

Street Angels at work

Booking the Bus!

Let Sharon know if you would like the bus to come along and support your group (the bus is multi-coloured and very visible so attracts people!). If you know of a need within the community which we might be able to help meet, or if you would like to volunteer in any capacity from making a brew to using your gifts and talents on the bus, please do not hesitate to contact Sharon:

If you would like me to come along and give a talk/presentation to your fellowship/group about the work of Busoasis, please do no hesitate to contact me. Donations towards running the bus would be gratefully received.

The bus is fully accessible

The work undertaken with West Yorkshire Police, HYP, YFC and others to tackle anti social (ASB) behaviour in Halifax town centre resulted in ASB falling by nearly 25% for the 2-3 hour sessions we had down there during the initial 8 week period, and continue to carry out this important piece of work.

Football Cage

Our Circuit also owns a football cage which is used with the bus where possible and we work alongside Youth for Christ who manage it. This is a great resource to attract people of all ages into an activity where relationships can be built up.

We have worked in partnership with various community and youth groups across Calderdale. i.e Boy's Brigade, Sure Start, Calderdale Council, Alzheimer's Society, Helping Young People (HYP), Youth for Christ (YFC), Christian Initiative in Calderdale Schools (CiCS), West Yorkshire Police, Calderdale Youth Service to name but a few!

Volunteering Opportunities with Busoasis!

We are looking for volunteer drivers... don’t worry you don’t need PSV or HGV! As we don’t carry any passengers. Just hold a category B on your licence and have passed your test before 1997 and be over 21.

 

Busoasis also works in partnership with Calderdale Food and support drop-in (run by Christian's Together), and family gathering, (on Youtube) at New Ebenezer once a month to provide a safe space and activities for families, whilst clients food parcels are being processed and delivered to the bus.

 

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