trentbarton has this morning named a bus after England’s triumphant Women’s Euro 2022 goalkeeper Mary Earps.
The mainline bus will serve Mary’s childhood hometown of West Bridgford.
Following the Lionesses’ 2-1 extra-time triumph over Germany at Wembley last night, trentbarton wanted to honour the team’s monumental win and in particular Mary’s roots in Nottinghamshire.
Mary was ever-present during the Euro groups stages and knockout rounds all the way to the final, denying Austria and Spain at key moments. Mary was widely praised for two important saves in the semi-final against Sweden.
trentbarton managing director Jeff Counsell said: “The whole country is rightly enormously impressed by the Lionesses and all they have achieved for women and girls, the women’s game and for the nation’s football supporters.
“Naming a mainline after Mary shows how proud we are as a local company of a local sporting hero. We hope next time Mary is back visiting friends and family she takes a ride on her bus.”
Anyone can name a trentbarton bus after their own hero. Each £100 donated to name a trentbarton bus goes into its Namesake appeal, which was started in 1991 to raise funds for Derby’s breast cancer unit.
More than £100,000 was raised and donations now go to trentbarton’s chosen charity, which currently is Alzheimer’s Research UK.