During December 2018, Stagecoach West Scotland pledged to make a donation from every mobile bus ticket its customers purchased via the Stagecoach Bus App.
Sam Greer, Managing Director, Stagecoach West Scotland said: “We take great pride in being a community focused organisation. We’re delighted to be able to support local food and family support charities.”
Each bus depot was asked to nominate a charity close to their hearts which included – South Ayrshire Foodbank, Hillhouse Children’s Charity, North Ayrshire Women’s Aid, Dumfriesshire Foodbank and Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Foodbank.
Mary Beglan, Chief Officer, North Ayrshire Women’s Aid said: “NAWA is truly grateful for the kind donation from Stagecoach customers. Domestic abuse affects thousands of women and children throughout Scotland and North Ayrshire remains higher than the national average in relation to domestic incidents. Through donations such as this we are able to reach out to more women and children.”
A total of £8000 was raised from mobile sales to be divided between each of the charities listed as well as staff organising collections at local depots.
Image Left to Right – Jacqueline Rowan, Marketing Manager, Mary Beglan, Chief Officer