About the Project
Funded by donations and the proceeds of local charity events.
The Big Yellow Bus is a double decker bus acquired by Gerry Watkins in 2017 which has undergone a conversion to provide warm, comfortable sleeping and basic cooking facilities for rough sleepers.
The upper deck of the bus provides for seven beds each in their own sleeping quarters including two sleeping quarters specifically designed to provide females with additional privacy and security. A further bed is provided on the lower deck to accommodate the overnight warden.
All of the funds raised have been or are being spent on refurbishing the bus, purchasing, materials and equipment, insurance and night time security staff.
The project is not for profit and is taking steps to gain charitable status.