A BUS will be driving through the streets of Warrington over the next three years, promoting the work of The Royal British Legion.

Network Warrington has launched a Poppy Bus, decorated with the flower and the Legion's message, ‘Shoulder to Shoulder with all who serve’.

The back of the vehicle shows soldier Arun Shelton. Badly injured by an IED in Afghanistan, the Legion represented him at a tribunal where he successfully appealed a decision to cut disability living allowamnce.

Gillion McKinnon, area manager of The Royal British Legion, said: “ The Legion spends £1.7M per week on welfare support for our Armed Forces past and present and their families who might need our help as Arun did, now and for the rest of their lives.

“We are thrilled to have such generous support from Network Warrington with such a fantastic bus dedicated to the work of The Royal British Legion.”

David Squire, managing director of Network Warrington, said: “The Poppy Bus will be on the region’s roads for the next three years. We hope all those boarding the bus - and who see it travelling across our network - will take a moment to reflect on what the iconic poppy image represents.”