Staff at the Hope NatureCentre in Southwick have found an artist who is willing to use their talents to help decorate a community bus with animal-themed murals and paintings.

The new school activity and community bus was given to them by the More Bus Group.

The centre, which trains people with learning disabilities in animal care and catering skills, plans to convert the bus into a venue for school groups and birthday parties and an events space for the nature centre and its customers.

Operations manager Adrian White said: “We are looking for a graffiti artist or artists to paint our bus for us.

“We want the bus to be as much fun as possible and it will be aimed at children with an animal theme.

“This added space will have a huge impact on the local schools and communities, and a programme of events and activities is planned for 2019.”

If you are able to help with the decorating the community bus, contact Hope Nature Centre by calling 01225 759075 or emailing