A 16 year old schoolboy is one of two lucky winners of a free bus pass from Chalkwell.

We have given away two 12 month bus passes as a result of the recent Catch the Bus Week campaign which ran nationally.

And one of the winners is Tom Hatton whose home is in Sittingbourne but his school is the Robert Napier in Gillingham where he is taking A levels.

The 16 year old was thrilled with the news that he had won a year’s free bus travel on Chalkwell buses.

He said today: “I am over the moon. I catch the bus every day, either for school, or for pleasure.

“A year’s free bus pass for me will mean such a lot.”

Tom, whose dad Nick is a Chalkwell commuter to London, was thrilled to hear that his son had won one of two prizes.

“This will give him even more freedom to go out and have fun with his pals,” he added.

A second free bus pass winner is Ann Cavanagh, a 55 year old foster carer, who also relies on the bus because she doesn’t drive.

Ann, who also lives in Sittingbourne, said she relied on the Chalkwell bus to get her into town as well as to other areas.

“I keep the Chalkwell timetables with me so that I can plan trips with my 13 year old son Luke,” said Ann who is a foster carer with Kasper Fostering of Whitstable.

Of her regular use of Chalkwell’s 327 service, she said: “The drivers are so pleasant and friendly and to me that makes a world of difference.”