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It was smiles all round this week when Mrs Sheila Ciesla of
Shelf, near Halifax picked up a cheque for £500 after winning
the prize draw in Metro's Smile campaign to help West Yorkshire's
over 60s apply for their new English National Concessionary Bus
Metro's Calderdale District Spokesperson Councillor Geoff
Wainwright presented the cheque to Mrs Ciesla , the first of four,
"I'm delighted that I've won," said Mrs Ciesla. "I only dropped
my application form in two weeks ago so I will definitely be
telling my friends to sign up."
Current Metro Senior, Disabled and Blind Persons Permits will
stop being valid from April 2008 when they are replaced by new
English National Concessionary Pass, which will entitle holders to
free off-peak bus travel throughout England. Metro has set up the
Smile publicity campaign to help all West Yorkshire's 350,000
over-60s disabled and blind people apply for their new Pass in
"People can apply for their English National Concessionary Pass
at Bus Station Travel Centres and Post offices throughout the
county," explained Councillor Wainwright.
"We're asking anyone who might not be eligible for a pass
themselves but has a relative friend or neighbour who would be, to
encourage them to go along and apply today," he added.
"They might even win £500 like Mrs Ciesla!"
Metro leaflets containing all this information have been sent to
Bus Station Travel Centres, Post Offices and other outlets such as
Libraries and details of how to apply can also be found on this
More about ENCPs
The full list of winners of the first prize draw in Metro's
Smile campaign is:
£500 Winner, Mrs Sheila Ciesla - Calderdale
£100 Winner, Mrs Elaine Bellhouse -Leeds
£100 Winner, Mrs Jodie Bolton - Kirklees
£100 Winner, Mrs Mary Dinsdale -Calderdale
£100 Winner, Mr Jeffrey Bairstow - Bradford
£25 Winner, Mr John Collins -Calderdale
£25 Winner, Miss Emily Coleman -Leeds
£25 Winner, Mr Stanley Connolly - Kirklees
£25 Winner, Mrs Ruth Cramer- Calderdale
Don't miss the bus - order your pass and enjoy free
off-peak local bus travel throughout England from April