Tax Justice Bus rolls into town

Tax Justice bus comes to Eastbourne
Tax Justice bus comes to Eastbourne

A DOUBLE decker bus rolled into Eastbourne to help highlight the issue of tax dodging and how it is hurting the poor.

The Tax Justice Bus stopped off at a local church on Saturday night as part of its 53-day tour of the UK and Ireland, and politicians and church leaders were among those who went along to show their support.

Stephen Lloyd, MP, Keith Taylor, MEP, and a crowd of religious figures welcomed the Christian Aid and Church Action on Poverty’s red double-decker as it visited St Richard’s Church for the evening.

Residents were encouraged to get on board and learn how they can make a difference in the fight for tax justice.

Savior Mwambwa, one of Christian Aid’s international partners from Zambia, shared first hand-stories about the negative effect tax dodging has on the poor.

Canon Geoff Daintree, chairman of the Eastbourne Christian Aid committee, said, “It was great to see local supporters at the Tax Justice event.

“2013 is going to be an important year of campaigning and we would love to have more people involved in raising the important issues of economic justice.”